1997

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 … More

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 … More

August 17, 1997

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

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 … More

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.

May 13, 1997

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

April 25, 1997

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

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.

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.

March 11, 1997

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