|Help To Make A Difference (please sign these)
||[15 Jun 2005|07:06pm]
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:
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.
Already, 300,000 people have signed the petition. Can you help us reach 400,000 signatures today?
P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to NPR and PBS at:
CBGB is going to close unless you get off your ass.
The landlord wants us out.
If you care anything about Punk history ...
If you can recognize that this is an opportunity to be altruistic, and preserve this place for future generations...
If you’re sick of complaining that kids today know nothing about real Punk....
Here is your chance.
We are going to inundate City Hall with letters to step in and save CBGB.
Write them NOW before it’s too late.
We want them to receive one million emails or letters.
The riff raff can be pushed forever until...
That’s the only thing that has the strength – the only thing to bring the powers-that-be to listen to us.
When you write use your own words or if you don’t want to - use this:
“ CBGB is so important to so many people – ones not even born yet.
Who do I turn to ... so that NYC can preserve its history, and the Mecca to a sub-culture found the world over?
Don’t let this institution close; it’s your responsibility now. ”
Click this link
DO THIS NOW!
Go one better- email CBGBs’ landlord too – let them know what they’re up against.
FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
POST IT ON EVERY MESSAGE BOARD THAT IS RELEVANT.
If you know people who might care but don’t have a computer tell them to write, fax or call:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 311 or 212-New-York
One more thing;
If you’re sitting there rationalizing why you shouldn’t do anything.
Say to yourself “not this time”
Join this group http://groups.myspace.com/SAVECBGBs
“Power is the ability to do good things for others.” -- Brooke Astor
Hold the smoking gun...