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Subject: Support sought for federal funding for IMS, NEA, and NEH

Support sought for federal funding for IMS, NEA, and NEH

From: Sarah Z. Rosenberg <sarahaic>
Date: Thursday, March 7, 1996
We need your help in support of the federal, cultural agencies.  You
may either call 1-800-651-1575 between March 10 and March 19 to send
three Western Union mailgrams, at a cost of $9.50, by hand-delivery
the next day to the your US Representative and two US Senators
urging their support for the arts and humanities, or write a letter
similar to the one below to your Senators and Representatives.  Be
sure to tell your friends and colleagues to call or write, too!

Dear Senator/Representative _________________________:

My friends and family are depending on you to fight for the National
Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and
Institute of Museum Services.  The national leadership and funding
of these agencies are crucial to the arts and cultural activities
that our community needs. Please do not let us down.  The Federal
government plays an important role in helping to support cultural
activities in the United States and around the world.  It is a role
appropriate to the Federal government because creativity, mutual
understanding, education, and the life of the mind enhance the
nation's well-being while strengthening citizenship.  These programs
include international exchanges, historical conservation, humanistic
and artistic learning and expression, and the preservation of our
natural heritage.

    1.  The NEA, NEH, and IMS are a great investment in the economic
        growth of every community in this country.

    2.  The NEA, NEH, and IMS stimulate local economies and improve
        the quality of life throughout the country.

    3.  The nonprofit arts industry generates $36.8 billion annually
        in economic activity and supports 1.3 million jobs.

    4.  The arts and humanities attract new tourism dollars-the
        fastest growing economic market in the country today.

    5.  The NEA, NEH, and IMS are responsible for building the
        still-growing cultural infrastructure of our country.

    6.  The arts and humanities enjoy bipartisan support at the
        federal, state, and local levels.

    7.  A string federal, state, and local partnership of investing
        in the arts is essential to maintaining the vitality of this
        cultural infrastructure.

    8.  The NEA and NEH ensure accessibility to the arts and
        humanities to everyone to participate in and enjoy.

    9.  The arts and humanities are an investment in our children
        and families.

    10. The arts and humanities promote civil virtue and citizen
        responsibility.

Sincerely,

Your name and address

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:61
                  Distributed: Thursday, March 7, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-61-011
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Received on Thursday, 7 March, 1996

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