Arts Advocacy Day: April 4-5

Tue, 04/05/2011 (All day)

IAmericans for the Arts Arts Advocacy Day 2011 Logot's Arts Advocacy Day!  Americans for the Arts has released the following statement about how advocates nationwide can send a letter and participate in other ways:

Today, hundreds of dedicated arts supporters from across the country have come together in Washington, DC for National Arts Advocacy Day, a united effort to tell Capitol Hill how important culture is to our communities, how much arts education means to our children, and how much the arts improve our daily lives. 84 National CoSponsors have helped us shape this united arts message to Congress. The 24th annual Arts Advocacy Day is organized by Americans for the Arts and is presented this year in partnership with Ovation, the only television network devoted to arts and culture.

Even if you’re not able to join us in Washington, you can still participate in Arts Advocacy Day by asking your Members of Congress to support the arts. Visit our E-Advocacy Center, and you’ll be able to send a message in less than two minutes directly to your Representative and Senators telling them why the arts are important to you and your community. We urge you to send your message to Congress today to coincide with our office visits to the  Hill.
 
Need more information? Browse the 2011 Congressional Arts Handbook for issue briefs, voting records, latest arts research and trends,  relevant Congressional committees, and Congressional contact lists.  On Twitter? Follow @Americans4Arts and track all the action in Washington, DC at #AAD11!
 
Help us continue this important work by becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund.  If you are not already a member play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund today -- it's free and simple.

 

For more information on Americans for the Arts and Arts Advocacy Day, please visit their website at www.artsusa.org