Contact Congress on Tuesday, 4/5!
Arts Advocacy Day is April 5!
Washington, D.C. - April 5 is National Arts Advocacy Day, a unique opportunity for you to join with arts advocates across the country as they speak up in support of the arts. The League is a national co-sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day and participates in the legislative planning committee that creates the messages carried by arts advocates in the nation's capital and nationwide. Whether you are in D.C. or at home, please join us in this national day of advocacy - it only takes a few minutes to contact your Senators and Representative on the issues that matter most to you!
Speak Up Nationally on Arts Policy Issues
1) Contact your members of Congress on April 5 by taking part in any of the ready-made advocacy issue areas we have set up for you. Always remember to take a moment to personalize our sample letters with a few details from home - your elected officials are most motivated by real stories and examples that remind them of the local impact national policy has! We have been told by Congressional staff that elected officials regularly ask about the top handful of issues that prompt constituents to call or write. Help keep the arts on Congress's radar!
Click here to see the full range of issue areas impacting orchestras and choose one or two that matter the most to you.
2) Engage with your representatives at home. The most effective advocacy begins in your own community, by building and maintaining relationships throughout the year. View our 2011 Calendar of Advocacy Opportunities to see when your representatives will be home, schedule a meeting, and continue communicating with them throughout the spring and summer. When members of Congress are home, that is the perfect occasion to invite them to attend your orchestra's concerts and see community programs in action.
As always, please share your advocacy stories with us and feel welcome to contact League Government Affairs staff with any questions. Thank you for joining advocates nationwide in support of the arts!
The League is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance, a coalition of national performing arts service organizations dedicated to advocating for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America