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Justin Timberlake Drops A Note On Washington

Justin Timberlake hopes he and his fans can strike a chord with Congress about music education.

The ‘NSYNC-er and his Justin Timberlake Foundation have teamed with the American Music Conference to ask congressional representatives to get involved with music programs in schools, according to a spokesperson for Timberlake’s organization, whose mission is to promote music education as an essential element of a child’s development.

As part of the campaign, which launched Wednesday, people are directed to AMC’s Web site (www.amc-music.org) to obtain information on what they can do for the cause and asked to sign a petition that will be sent to Congress on June 30.

“Everyone knows how important music is to me, but this issue goes beyond performing and recording,” Timberlake said in a statement. “This is about an opportunity that every young person should enjoy, no matter what career they aspire to. I want to do everything I can to make sure other people can benefit from music education.”

So far, 3,700 people have signed the petition, according to the spokesperson.