Reach Out to Congress on March 25, National Arts Advocacy Day 2014

March 24, 2014

March 25 is National Arts Advocacy Day, a special coordinated moment for arts advocates across the country to speak up with one voice in support of the arts! As a national co-sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day and part of its legislative planning committee, the League helps to create the requests and key talking points for arts advocates, whether they come to the nation's capital or participate from home throughout the year. Please take a few moments to contact your Senators and Representative on the issues that matter most to you!

1) Write to Congress on March 25
Choose any of our policy issues that impact orchestras, such as protecting charitable giving incentives, improving the visa policy for engaging foreign guest artists, strengthening arts in education in our nation's schools, and supporting the capacity for the National Endowment for the Arts to expand public access to performances, preserve great classical works, and nurture the creative endeavors of contemporary classical musicians, composers, and conductors. Then with a few details from home, customize letters to Congress the League has begun for you. Your elected officials need to hear about the impact national policies have on local communities! Make sure Congress hears from you!

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 elected officials at home

The most powerful advocacy happens regularly and in person, so take some time to maintain relationships throughout the year. View our 2014 Calendar of Advocacy Opportunities to see when your Representative or Senators are at home for a work period: invite them to tour your offices, attend an event, and see powerful community programs in action.

Share your stories with us and don't hesitate to contact the League with any questions. Thank you for joining advocates nationwide in support of the arts on Arts Advocacy Day and every day!