I just received this email tonight. I hope this is not too late for others to consider.
This is important for all artists nation wide. Please consider this.
From: Chelsea, SuzieSent: Tue 5/16/2006 7:48 AMTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgCc: email@example.comSubject: ARTS FUNDING FEDERALVOTE MAY 18th
Dear Art Advocates,
I found this important issue at Oklahoma Arts Council website this morning. THIS THURSDAY is the vote to add arts funding for fiscal year 2007. I hope you'll drop everything to communicate your desires on this issue to your representatives.
Thanks for your active and immediate support.
2001 N. Perkins Road, K112
Stillwater, OK 74075
member of SAG, TAG, OAG, Bartlesville Art Association, National Arts Education Association and Friends of the Library
Arts Council link here:
Part of their advocacy report here:
HOUSE SET TO ACT ON ARTS APPROPRIATION:
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NEA FUNDING (Link to yours is below.)
The House Appropriations Committee on May 10 approved the Fiscal Year 2007 Interior Appropriations Bill setting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $124.4 million, level funding as proposed in the Administration’s budget request. The Committee also adopted the Administration’s allocations for the arts endowment money, with a cut of $3.462 million from Challenge America to increase funds for administrative expenses by $1.843 million, for direct program grants by $1.117 million, and for State and Regional Partnerships by $508,000. The bill also sets level funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at $141 million.
When the bill goes to the House floor for votes on Thursday, May 18, the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Arts Caucus is expected to offer an amendment adding $5 million to $7.5 million each for the NEA and NEH. The additional funds for the NEA would restore money to Challenge America and add funds to direct program grants.
Please contact your state’s Representatives in Congress to urge their support for the Congressional Arts Caucus amendment to add funding for the NEA when the bill comes to the House floor on May 18.
Find your legislators and senators here: NOW please!http://www.state.ok.us/~arts/resources/advocacy.html
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