Arts Advocacy Day 2009 (3/30/2009)

Washington, D.C. - Tuesday, March 31 is National Arts Advocacy Day, an opportunity for you to join with advocates across the country as they communicate to policymakers. The League is a national co-sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day and participates in the legislative planning committee that constructs the messages carried by arts advocates nationwide. Please write or call your members of Congress to raise your voice in support of favorable arts policies.

Steps to Take Action:

1) Read up on the League's Key Issues for complete background and talking points about the range of issues impacting orchestras. Choose the topics of most importance to your orchestra.

2) Contact your members of Congress by taking part in one of the advocacy campaigns we've set up for you. Please personalize the template letter and remember that identical copies of your communication go to your Representative and Senators. Active campaigns include:

3) Please feel welcome to contact League Government Affairs staff with any questions!

Advocacy Starts in Your Own Community 
Advocacy is a year-long job, so we also suggest that, in the near future, you schedule a meeting with your representatives, in their home offices, and continue to communicate with them throughout the spring and summer. When Congress takes a recess from DC, it is the perfect opportunity to set up a meeting in your community. Consider inviting your elected officials to see your orchestra's concerts and community programs in action. To find out when your representatives will be home, view our 2009 Calendar of Advocacy Opportunities.

 

Please direct any related questions to Heather Noonan, Vice President for Advocacy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Najean Lee, Government Affairs & Education Advocacy Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.