The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the issue of whether public funding
to an artist can be linked with the idea of whether the art is 'decent.'
After the Robert Mapplethorpe "scandal" not so long ago, Congress passed
a law that for an artist's art to receive public money via the National
Endowment for the Arts, it must be deemed decent.
On NPR's Morning Edition, Nina Tottenberg said that if the Supreme Court
supports Congress, it is in effect the end of NEA. Then, there's the
question of Congressional funding: Funding for NPR / NEA & PBS.
This petition is being passed around the Internet.
Please add your name to it so that funding can be
maintained for the NEA, NPR & PBS. Please keep
this petition rolling.
Do not reply to me. Please sign and forward to
others to sign. If you prefer not to sign please send to the e-mail
address indicated or return to me. Thanks.
This is being forwarded to several people at once to add their names to
the petition. It won't matter if many people receive the same list as
the names are being managed. This is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a
worthwhile expenditure of $1.12/year of their taxes, a petition follows.
If you sign, please forward on to others. If not, please don't kill it
send it to the email address listed here:
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, some government officials believe
that the funding currently going to these programs is too large a
of funding for something which is seen as not worthwhile.
Currently, taxes from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person
per year, and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $0.64 a year.
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 committees each have 13
subcommittees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies. Each
subcommittee passes its own appropriation bill. The goal each year is
have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is
Make your voice heard. It is simple!!!
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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
and Representative Newt Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action to
cut funding to these worthwhile programs.
Forward this to everyone you know, and help us to keep these programs
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