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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000407.txt from 1996/01

From: John Schimpf <schimpf@-----.GOV>
Subj: Re: Arts Funding Petition -- IMPORTANT!
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 15:55:51 -0500

Laura Butzlaff wrote:
>
> Subject: Arts Funding Petition
> >
> > This is a petition to show support for funding of the arts, which is being
> > circulated via the internet.
> >
> > To Add Your Name to this list, copy this message onto a new piece of mail
> and
> > type in your name.
> >
> > PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major cutbacks in
> > funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending
> > costs and streamline their services, the government officials believe
> > that the funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion
> > of funding for something which is seen as "unworthwhile". Currently,
> > taxes from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year,
> > and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in total.
> > A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of Americans
> > wish to keep funding for PBS, third only to national defense and law
> > enforcement as the most valuable programs for federal funding.
> >
> > Each year, the Senate and House Appropriations commitees each have 13
> > subcommitees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies. Each
> > subcommitee passes its own appropriation bill. The goal each year is to
> > have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is
> > October 1. In the instance of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting,
> > the bill determines the funding for the next three years. When this issue
> > comes up in 1996, the funding will be determined for fiscal years
> > 1996-1998.
> >
> > The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of support
> > for PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making our voices
> > heard. Please add your name to this list if you believe in what we stand
> > for. This list will be forwarded to the President of the United States,
> > the Vice President of the United States, and Representative Newt
> > Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action to cut funding to these
> > worthwhile programs.
> >
> > If you happen to be the 50th, 100th, 150th, etc. signer of this petition,
> > please forward a copy to wein2688@-----. If that address
> > is inoperative, please send it to kubi7975@-----. This
> > way we can keep track of the lists and organize them. Forward this to
> > everyone you know, and help us to keep these programs alive.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 1.) Elizabeth Weinert, student, University of Northern Colorado,
> > Greeley, Colorado.
> >
> > 2.) Robert M. Penn; San Francisco, CA
> >
> > 3.) Gregory S. Williamson, San Francisco, CA
> >
> > 4.) Daniel C. Knightly, Austin, TX
> >
> > 5.) Andrew H. Knightly, Los Angeles, CA
> >
> > 6.) Aaron C. Yeater, Somerville, MA
> >
> > 7.) Tobie M. Cornejo, Washington, DC
> >
> > 8.) John T. Mason, Dalton, MA
> >
> > 9.) Eric W. Fish, Williamstown, MA
> >
> > 10.) Courtney E. Estill, Hamilton College, NY
> >
> > 11.) Vanessa Moore, Northfield, MN
> >
> > 12.) Lynne Raschke, Haverford College, PA
> > (originally Minnesota)
> >
> > 13.) Deborah Bielak, Haverford, PA
> >
> > 14.) Morgan Lloyd, Haverford, PA 19041
> >
> > 15.) Galen Lloyd, Goucher College, MD
> >
> > 16.) Brian Eastwood, University of Vermont, VT
> >
> > 17.) Elif Batuman, Harvard University, MA
> >
> > 18) Kohar Jones, Yale University, CT
> >
> > 19.) Claudia Brittenham, Yale University, CT
> >
> > 20.) Alexandra Block, Yale University, CT
> >
> > 21.) Susanna Chu, Yale University, CT
> >
> > 22.) Michelle Chen, Harvard University, MA
> >
> > 23.) Jessica Hammer, Harvard University, MA
> >
> > 24.) Ann Pettigrew, Haverford College, PA
> >
> > 25) Kirstin Knox, Swarthmore College, PA
> >
> > 26) Jason Adler, Swarthmore College, PA
> >
> > 27) Daniel Gottlieb, Swarthmore College (but truly from Lawrence, KS)
> >
> > 28) Josh Feltman, Tufts University, MA
> >
> > 29) Louise Forrest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
> >
> > 30) HongSup Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
> > (originally from Portage, Wisconsin)
> >
> > 31) Ana Sandoval,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> >
> > 32) Katherine Navarrete, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> >
> > 33) Mandisa Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> >
> > 34) Stephen Balzac, San Francisco, CA
> >
> > 35) Howard Yermish, Los Angeles, CA
> >
> > 36) Danielle Yermish, Los Angeles, CA
> >
> > 37) David S. Lefkowitz, University of California - Los Angeles.
> >
> > 38) Jennifer Higdon, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
> >
> > 39) Melissa Hui, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
> >
> > 40) Robert Glick, San Francisco CA
> >
> > 41) Laura Carmichael, San Francisco, CA
> >
> > 42 and 43) Dorothy Stone and Stephen L. Mosko Green Valley, CA
> >
> > 44) Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Newhall, CA
> >
> > 45) Tom Lopez, Austin, TX
> >
> > 46) Russell Pinkston, Austin, TX
> >
> > 47) David Froom, California, MD
> >
> > 48) Hayes Biggs, New York, NY
> >
> > 49) Ross Bauer, University of California, Davis, CA
> >
> > 50) Richard Festinger, San Francisco State University, CA
> >
> > 51) Karen Cummings Rosenak, University of California, Berkeley, CA
> >
> 52) David Vayo, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
>
> 53) Laura Butzlaff, St. Louis, Missouri

54) John Schimpf, Stockton, California

   
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