Policy Advocacy 101
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Being an effective public policy advocate is not just permissible—it’s essential. In this section, we offer clear and easy-to-follow guidance for orchestras on the how and why of getting involved in public policy advocacy. Review these resources for ideas on how to involve policymakers in an orchestra event, a refresher on lobbying rules (yes, you ARE allowed!), and a review of successful coalition strategies.
Playing Your Part READ MORE
If you are involved in an orchestra in any capacity, and you care about the future of your orchestra and the community it serves, being an effective public policy advocate is essential. Through the guide Playing Your Part, the League offers simple, easy-to-read advice on how to get engaged in the policy process and build successful relationships with policymakers.
Throughout election cycles, learn more about how your orchestra can take action to support voter engagement. While nonprofit orchestras are strictly prohibited from supporting the election or defeat of any candidate for office, they can engage in non-partisan voter engagement activity that encourages all voters to register and participate in the election process.
December 7, 2020
Inviting members of Congress to see your performing arts programs in action is often the best way to inform them of the public benefits of federal support for the arts. This presentation from the Performing Arts Alliance covers the dos and don’ts of what you can do for/give to elected officials.