Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
House Republicans just voted to slash funding for NPR and PBS this year. We stopped them last year. We can stop them again.
Can you ask 3 friends to sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and PBS?
Origins: Although a long-outdated piece decrying supposed
In June 2006, the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees health and education funding voted to cut federal funding provided to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which distributes money to the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio. The proposed cuts would reduce the corporation's 2007 budget by
Similar budget cuts recommended by the subcommittee in June 2005 were overturned through lobbying efforts.
Last updated: 8 June 2006
Klein, Rick. "GOP Takes Aim at PBS Funding." The Boston Globe. 8 June 2006.