American Alliance of Museums Advocacy Alerts
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ACTION ALERT: Support Arts Education
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)
ACTION ALERT: Letter to Increase Federal Funding for Museums
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)
Arizona Citizens for the Arts Advocacy Network
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UPDATE: Arizona 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
$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
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]