1. November 17, 1997

    November 17, 1997 The inaugural Seconding The FirstÔ event is held at The Town Hall in New York City. It is an evening dedicated to celebrating the First Amendment through a multi-media and stage presentation. Forty participants read, perform and introduce the audience to materials that have been banned, censored or contested in America over […]

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  2. October 25, 1997

    October 25, 1997 A campaign finance reform petition drive is held in Massachusetts. Members collect over 9,000 signatures in one day to place a Clean Money/ Clean Elections Law on the 1998 Massachusetts ballot. Articles are written about the event in Time Magazine (“Taking Political Baby Steps”) and The New Republic (“The Boys of the […]

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  3. August 17, 1997

    August 17, 1997 Member Alec Baldwin appears on CBS This Morning to discuss arts funding

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  4. June 2, 1997

    June 2, 1997 The annual membership meeting is held at the The French Institute/Alliance Francaise in New York City. After the meeting a panel discussion on campaign finance reform is held. The panelists are Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Doug Berman- Campaign for America

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  5. May 22, 1997

    May 22, 1997 A briefing and discussion on campaign finance reform is held at HBO in New York City. Entitled “Democracy in Action”, the speakers are Ira Glasser, ACLU and Fred Wertheimer, Democracy 21.

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  6. May 13, 1997

    May 13, 1997 Member Alec Baldwin testifies in Washington, D.C. before Congress about the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  7. April 25, 1997

    April 25, 1997 Member Alec Baldwin appears on McLaughlin One on One to discuss arts funding programs.

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  8. April 24, 1997

    April 24, 1997 Members meet in Washington, D.C. with the Republican leadership regarding funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  9. March 17, 1997

    March 17, 1997 The Spotlight Award benefit is held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event honors Whoopi Goldberg, Kenneth Cole and Leonard Riggio, CEO of Barnes & Noble for their contributions to the community.

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  10. March 11, 1997

    March 11, 1997 Member Alec Baldwin appears on Crossfire to debate the importance of arts programs.

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