Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shout it Out

Today is Arts Advocacy Day!

Who knew?

Apparently, Americans for the Arts and friends have organized a madcap day of advocacy in the nation's capitol. More than 500 arts advocates from across the nation are now, even now, descending on Capitol Hill to call on our representatives to support arts-friendly legislation and policies.

The blurb on the Americans for the Arts website promises that "a highlight of the day" will be a Congressional hearing entitled “The Arts = Jobs” hosted by Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior. A panel of celebrity witnesses including Josh Groban, Wynton Marsalis and Linda Ronstadt will testify.

You can watch a live Webcast of this event at 10:30 a.m. (Windows Media)

You may also want to take this moment to give a shout out to your member of Congress.

Perhaps you could demand more money for art.

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