Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States
Goal: Oppose cutting funding to the Public Broadcasting Service.
The Trump administration has shown an interest in cutting funding available to PBS, or the Public Broadcasting Service. If funding is cut, this will jeopardize the educational programming available to tens of millions of American children, as well as the documentaries, live performances, and international television programs that bring cultural enrichment to countless Americans.
Trump’s administration is seeking ways to cut down over $10.5 trillion in federal spending. However, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, of which PBS is a part, accounts for only .01 percent of yearly federal spending. Privatizing this organization and robbing it of its federal funds will not help the nation. It will hurt it tremendously.
PBS has made quality broadcasting accessible to all Americans, from those in the inner cities to those in America’s rural heartland. Trump’s willingness to cut it shows not only a continued disregard for the arts and culture, but also a disregard for the American people. PBS is an asset to our society, not a hindrance. Sign the petition and demand that the Trump administration not cut funding to PBS.
Dear President Trump,
Your administration has shown an interest in cutting funding to PBS. PBS is a source of educational programming for millions of Americans. Cutting its already minuscule budget will do very little to decrease national spending, and will destroy something of value.
If you gut PBC, you will prevent citizens of all ages from obtaining the quality educational and cultural programming that serves to broaden the horizons and open the minds of American citizens. I demand that you not cut funding to public broadcasting.
[Your Name Here]
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