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National Issues

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ACTION ALERT: Support Arts Education  
https://www.artsactionfund.org/ActionCenter?vvsrc=%2Fcampaigns%2F88789%2Frespond
The Arts Education for All Act (introduced in the House) will support and encourage the offering of arts education and programming experiences to Americans including our youngest learners, K-12 students, and youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. Crucially, the bill will also include provisions that would allow for rigorous arts and arts education research to be carried out, to further inform how elementary and secondary education in our country is improved.
Use this customizable email from the Americans for the Arts to ask your U.S. Representative to support arts education. [December 2021)

UPDATE: Funding for Museums in the Federal Omnibus Budget Bill
Five months after the beginning of the fiscal year, Congress has finally passed an FY 2022 omnibus bill. Both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities received $180 million, an increase of $12.5 million.   The Institute of Museum and Library Services received $268 million, an $11 million increase for the agency overall. [April 2022]

UPDATE: Call for Public Comments on Santa Cruz Valley NHA Management Plan
https://santacruzheritage.org/about-us/management-plan 
In collaboration with regional partners and stakeholders, the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance has prepared a draft management plan for the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. The Management Plan will strengthen the value of the Santa Cruz Valley as an asset by establishing a network of related natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources, protected landscapes, educational opportunities, and events depicting the landscape of the Santa Cruz Valley during significant periods in our nation’s history; and establishing partnerships between the NHA and other public and privately owned resources in the NHA that represent strategic alliances and leverage unique interpretive opportunities.. The draft plan is now available for public review and comment.
 [April 2022] 

ACTION ALERT: Letter to Increase Federal Funding for Museums
https://www.congressweb.com/aam/83/   
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are now circulating a letter to their Senate colleagues calling for robust funding for fiscal year 2023 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Use the American Alliance of Museum automated letter to ask your Senators to sign-on to the letter today. (May 2022)


 State Issues

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Arizona Citizens for the Arts Advocacy Network  
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UPDATE: Arizona FY2023 Budget Proposal Includes $2 Million for the Arts
https://azarts.gov/news/governors-fy2023-budget-proposal-includes-2-million-for-the-arts/
The Governor's proposed budget for FY2023 includes $2 million to fund grants through the Arizona Commission for the Arts, supporting arts and culture programs across the state. This proposal is the first step in the months-long budget-development process.
  [February 2022]

ACTION ALERT: $5 Million Request for Arizona Commission on the Arts
https://azcitizensforthearts.org/arts-advocacy-center/legislativeactioncenter/?mc_cid=86a04d636a&mc_eid=2ddde417e3  
$5 million in ongoing funding to the Arts Commission would get Arizona closer to pre-recession funding levels and attract more investments that would fuel economic development in the Arts and Culture Industry
Email your legislators using Arizona Citizens for the Arts automated letter and urge them to support $5 million in ongoing funding to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. [March 2022]

ACTION ALERT: Thank Arizona Legislators for Reauthorizing the Arizona Commission on the Arts
https://azcitizensforthearts.org/arts-advocacy-center/legislativeactioncenter/?mc_cid=c598753138&mc_eid=2ddde417e3
Now  that H.B. 2051, the reauthorization of the Arizona Commission on the Arts has been signed into law, please use the Use the Arizona Citizens for the Arts automated letter to thank the Governor and your Arizona legislators. [April 2022]

ACTION ALERT: Ask Arizona Legislators to Support SB 1270
This bill to will restoring funding to  the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund through its original Arizona Lottery source.  It has passed in the Senate and the House Appropriations Committee, and is now awaiting a full vote in the House.   
Phone or email your Arizona representative and ask them to support this funding source for Arizona State Parks. [April 2022]



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