How can I not support this? Star Trek fans, your attention please. This online petition is asking the White House to grant Kennedy Center Honors to William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols -- the surviving cast members of the original Star Trek series -- for their lifetime contribution to American culture. Read on for more information:
Grant Kennedy Center Honors to William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Nichelle NicholsProps to the original Enterprise crew for boldly going where no TV show had gone before. The petition needs 100,000 signatures by February 23. Login with a whitehouse.gov account to sign the petition and show your support, then spread the word to your fellow Trek and Takei fans. Do it for Sulu.
Each year the White House grants Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture. STAR TREK'S surviving original cast members, William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Walter Koneig (Mr. Chekov), and Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), are very deserving of this honor. STAR TREK premiered in 1966 and has become an unparalleled phenomenon, continuing to spawn motion pictures and television spin-offs. At the time of its release the series was not only groundbreaking as science fiction entertainment, but also socially, promoting racial equality in a time when it was still a new idea. Nichols played television's first African American female in a significant role. Takei played an Asian American role that was free of stereotype.