[K12OSN] Help save educational programming

Sharon Betts sbetts at msad71.net
Wed Jun 15 15:40:06 UTC 2005

Tomorrow, the House Appropriations Committee will decide whether to
approve these severe cuts to NPR and PBS. We can stop the cuts-and
save public TV and radio-with a strong show of public outrage. We'll
report to the committee members on our petition before they vote.

Can you help us reach 400,000 signers by the end of the day? Please
send the note below to friends, family and neighbors who count on NPR
and PBS.

Thank you for all you do,

-Noah, Joan, Rosalyn, and the MoveOn.org Team
  Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

P.S. Here's a note to send your friends:


You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress
is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it's actually true.
(Really. Check at the bottom if you don't believe me.)

Sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and PBS:

[ http://www.moveon.org/publicbroadcasting/?t=1 ]

A House panel has voted to eliminate all public funding for NPR and
PBS, starting with "Sesame Street," "Reading Rainbow," and other
commercial-free children's shows. If approved, this would be the most
severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull
the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.

The cuts would slash 25% of the federal funding this year-$100
million-and end funding altogether within two years. The loss could
kill beloved children's shows like "Clifford the Big Red Dog,"
"Arthur," and "Postcards from Buster." Rural stations and those serving
low-income communities might not survive. Other stations would have to
increase corporate sponsorships.

The next vote on the cuts will take place tomorrow (Thursday). Help us
reach 400,000 signatures to be delivered to the committee members.



P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to NPR and PBS at:


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