Georgians for the Arts Week

Georgians for the Arts Week 2017 coincides with the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Arts Advocacy Day 2017 (National Arts Action Summit) scheduled for March 20-21. Georgians for the Arts

PURPOSE

Advocacy in support of the National Endowment for the Arts has top priority. Help advocate to prevent the elimination of the NEA, our national arts agency and the loss of annual arts funding in the amount of $158 Million Dollars. Saving the NEA will preserve the NEA Partner grant to our own Georgia Council for the Arts in the amount of $660 Thousand Dollars.

ACTIVITY

YOU as Georgians for the Arts can advocate with specific actions during March:

Mar 1-31 Display your Georgians for the Arts buttons and stickers
Hold local events in support of the Arts in your community
Mar 19-20 Sign the AFTA Petition to protect and save the NEA
Mar 21-22 Join AFTA’s Arts Action Fund (it’s free)
Mar 23-24 Make phone calls and send post cards (Information below)
Mar 24-25 Plan voter registration projects and REGISTER VOTERS

CONTACT - Addresses / Telephone numbers

Call your two U. S. Senators and your House member. Send a post card to both their local and their DC offices.
For contact information: Text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back IMMEDIATELY with everyone’s contact information, both federal and state.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ArtsGeorgia   Georgians for the Arts Week || Georgians for the Arts Campaign
Americans for the Arts   Action Campaign || Mobilization Center

POST CARD TEXT

Dear Senator (or Representative) (their full name):

As your constituent and supporter of the Arts in your district, I ask you to support the National Endowment for the Arts and arts funding. The Arts are essential for our community. The Arts put America to Work: 4.23% of GDP ($730B generated annually) and work for 4.8M Americans.

Respectfully,