I'm just a boring example of everybody else (the_tina) wrote,
I'm just a boring example of everybody else

in the mail this morning...

Dear Justine,

Congress is talking about cutting funding for programs such as NPR and PBS. You can help save them.

Click Here to Take Action

As Iraq and Afghanistan grow ever more dangerous for our troops, as the still un-rebuilt Gulf Coast faces another hurricane season, as our federal deficit and the price of oil both spiral out of control, Congress spends its time –- trying to kill Big Bird and Elmo.

On June 7, a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would cut funding for the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio by $115 million per year – 23 percent of total funding.1

To urge your Congressional representative to vote against cutting funds for America’s public broadcasting networks, click "Reply" and "Send". If you'd like to edit the letter or were forwarded this message, visit the following site to take action:

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Even Oscar the Grouch knows the quality programming PBS has provided over the years, from “Sesame Street” to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,”  has helped start countless Americans on the road to literacy and a love of learning.

If passed, these cuts would represent the most extreme budget reduction since the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was formed in 1967. A similar attempt to cut CPB’s budget was stopped by citizens outrage just one year ago.2 Congress needs to hear from us once and for all that public broadcasting is something the public supports!

Thanks for helping America keep its priorities straight,

Matt Holland
TrueMajority Online Director
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