Take Action at Federal Level

JOIN SOFIA IN DC – MARCH 12-13

Arts for LA's executive director Sofia Klatzker will be in D.C. for Arts Advocacy Day this March. If you are able to get to DC, these meetings are a powerful way to connect and advocate for what we hold most dear. We will also be developing delegate briefing materials and basic training on how to be a delegate for first timers. We will be specifically advocating for protecting and sustaining the NEA, defending the charitable tax code, ensuring arts education for all students, and protecting immigrant and refugee rights.

Register here: http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/arts-advocacy-day  

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND TELL THEM TO PROTECT AND SUSTAIN THE NEA

Engagement with representatives across the US is critical to maintaining legislation you believe in. When Sofia was in Washington for Arts Advocacy Day last year, the phones were ringing off the hook. This level of attention and engagement is incredibly powerful. To use your voice,  Find your House representatives here.

NATIONAL ARTS MOBILIZATION CENTER – AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS

Americans for the Arts released two statements regarding federal funding and the arts, as well as statements on Immigration and Refugee Ban, and Arts Education in the time of new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

http://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/arts-mobilization-center

For excellent talking points from a local voice, we also recommend listening to the interview addressing this issue by Laura Zucker of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2017/01/31/54747/what-trumps-budget-cuts-could-mean-for-the-future/

TAX REFORM AND THE ARTS

Learn more about the issue here:

http://www.giarts.org/article/charitable-deduction

http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/reports-and-data/legislation-policy/legislative-issue-center/charitable-giving-tax-reform

http://www.cof.org/sites/default/files/documents/files/Charitable-Deduction--Issue%20Paper.pdf