Go vote on November 4!

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:29pm

Big Vote

Make your voice heard on November 4 and VOTE! Elections are taking place across the county and critical propositions are up for decision!

For the past 8 years, Arts for LA has surveyed candidates running in elections across Los Angeles County. Visit our Arts & Culture Candidate Survey page to see candidate’s views on arts and culture and arts education.

As a nonpartisan advocacy organization, Arts for LA does not endorse candidates, but we can endorse ballot measures. Arts for LA determines its endorsements based on the Arts & Culture Framework for Los Angeles County, a document outlining opportunities and concerns for arts, culture, and arts education in our region.  Crafted collaboratively with over 150 arts organizations, business leaders, philanthropists, community activists, and education experts, it places advocacy priorities into three overarching areas: arts education, cultural/creative economy, and civic engagement. Potential endorsements are also examined by the Policy Committee of Arts for LA’s board of directors to ensure propositions and measures are fully aligned with the priorities determined by the Arts & Culture Policy Framework.

Arts for LA endorses Proposition P – which will extend a $23 per parcel special tax (that was originally approved in 1992 and renewed in 2002) that provides $54 million a year in funding for LA County’s parks and recreations.  Arts and culture  institutions within those parks (e.g. the California African American Museum, Plaza de la Raza, LACMA, the Hollywood Bowl, among others) benefit from the work provided with these funds. Find out more here: http://www.protectparksandwater.com.

NOTE: To pass, Proposition P requires 66% - not 50% -- so every vote counts!

And don’t forget the state races! This school year, the State of California is increasing funding for each and every student in our schools. Take a moment to read through responses in your district. Also read the California Alliance for Arts Education's survey responses for the candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction to better understand how these candidates think about the role of arts education in the lives of our young people.

For more voting resources, visit: smartvoter.org

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