Thursday, February 7, 2008

Act now

I just mentioned the other day in a post here that the National Endowment for the Arts experienced its first significant increase in budget in many years (still below the pre-"arts wars" level, though).

Well, days afterward, President Bush presented a FY2009 budget in which not only is almost all of that increase taken back but draconian cuts to public broadcasting are proposed as well.

I won't go into the wastefulness of the Bush administration in so many other areas.

Suffice it to say that arts & public broadcasting lovers need to act now and communicate their support for funding these valuable assets to their representatives in Congress.

Here is a link the Americans for the Arts advocacy page, where you can click on the top link under Action Alerts (Federal: President's Budget Released).

After entering your zip code, the site obtains the contact emails for your Congressional representatives and provides you with sample messages you can clip & paste or you can write your own message.

I have done this and hope that you will join me in fighting for continued and increased funding for the arts and public broadcasting. There is also additional background information on the Americans for the Arts main website.

Until next time...


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