Arts Advocacy Day is March 13 – Join the crowd!
March 9, 2018
The League partners with more than 80 national arts organizations to host National Arts Advocacy Day, which takes place on March 13 this year. It is the most visible day of the year for coordinated arts action from all disciplines, all states, and every Congressional district to speak up in support of the arts around a common legislative agenda.
With last month's Trump Administration budget proposal repeating its recommendation to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, advocates of public access to arts and culture must keep speaking up to Congress and ensure that elected representatives know how vital the arts are to their communities.
Pick an issue or two, or as many as you'd like, and weigh in!
The League maintains ready-to-tailor messages on a range of policy issues that affect orchestras. Whether you'd like to tell your members of Congress the importance of continued federal funding for the arts at the NEA, share your concerns about charitable giving in the wake of 2017's tax reform bill, or urge your Senators to co-sponsor the ARTS Act to improve the visa process for artists, you'll find campaigns for these topics and more, right here. You can send an email, Tweet, or post a message via Facebook. You can also ask your Representative to sign a Dear Colleague letterto the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee requesting "at least $155 million" for the NEA in FY19.
Looking for even more to do? Great! Bookmark our calendar of advocacy opportunities that suggests something you can do each month of 2018. Unsure whether it's okay to advocate? It definitely is, and the state of the arts needs everyone to join the chorus. Visit Playing Your Part, the League's guide to public policy advocacy.
The League is proud to be your advocate for advancing the orchestral experience for all, and we appreciate your support and passion for orchestral music. Together we can make sure legislators throughout the country hear us loud and clear.