Erase the Strike!

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Okay, forgive the corny headline, but you can help erase the strike, or at least show your support of the writers, by sending boxes of pencils to the heads of the six media conglomerates refusing to pay the writers (CBS, NBC/GE, ABC/Disney, FOX/NewsCorp., Warner Brothers, Viacom). Just like sending peanuts to Jericho and Tabasco Sauce to Roswell, fans and writers are bombarding top execs at these companies with pencils... a symbol of the fact that writers are literally "putting down their pencils" until they're paid their rightful money. (And if you wanna stay green, don't worry-- the pencils are environmentally friendly, made by California Cedar Products, which uses sustainably harvested wood instead of deforesting.

You can buy your pencils at UnitedHollywood.com, or simply buy your own and send them to any of the following addresses:

Leslie Moonves, President, CEO
CBS Corporation
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
www.cbscorporation.com

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO
General Electric (NBC/Universal)
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
www.nbcuni.com

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, CEO
News Corporation (Fox)
1211 Avenue of the Americas
8th floor
New York, NY 10036
www.newscorp.com

Jeffrey L. Bewkes, President, COO
Time Warner Inc. (Warner Brothers)
1 Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019
www.timewarner.com

Robert Iger, President, CEO
Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
corporate.disney.go.com

Sumner Redstone, Chairman
Viacom
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
www.viacom.com

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