Candidates on Arts Education


“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live.”
-President John F. Kennedy

We thought you might be interested in the following information, which is being forwarded to you from the MN Alliance for Arts in Education, the organizers of the event:


Arts Learning Alert!

Get Informed on the Candidates

Conversation with the Gubernatorial Campaigns
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
3:30 to 4:30 PM
Performance Hall
Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN
(Just south of the Douglas Drive exit from Highway 55)

The following people will represent the four campaigns in a discussion about the arts in the schools:

Moe Campaign÷confirmed Senator Julie Sabo (candidate for Lt. Governor)
Pawlenty Campaign÷confirmed Representative Ron Abrams (campaign advisor)
Penny Campaign÷confirmed Senator Martha Roberston (candidate for Lt. Governor)
Pentel Campaign÷invited, not confirmed
Each participant will give a brief presentation in response to the following question: In the current economic times, under pressure to define and fund “basic” education, will you support arts in the schools? There will also be a question and answer session with the audience. Please attend this important event. Not only will you be better informed to vote in the upcoming election÷you will be able to engage these prominent policy makers in dialogue about the future role of state government in improving the quality of arts learning available to our young people.

RSVP requested to Kathleen Maloney at the Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education, or call Linnea at 651/917-1872. From Greater Minnesota, call 1-800-883-MAAE. Feel free to forward this Alert to your colleagues. All are welcome to attend.