Arts Alert: Thank you and Take Action!

Thank you, Arts Advocates! 

In the midst of the pandemic, you answered our call to urge your legislators to support the arts. More than 430 people registered to be part of our 117 virtual meetings with more than half the members of the Minnesota House and Senate.

Your stories and presence make a difference! 

Our work is not done yet – please send a follow up thank you note to your legislators remind them why arts funding is important to you.  If you were not able to join us for Advocacy Week, please send a follow up message using this link: Virtual Arts Advocacy: Ask Legislators to Protect Arts Funding.

Please encourage your friends, board members of organizations where you work, and volunteers/patrons of your favorite arts groups to contact their legislators, too. You may simply forward this email message to them. 

These videos are great to share and enjoy again: 

Rally with Governor Walz

“When Will Audiences Return?” research by WolfBrown

Arts Action Week Happy Hour and Sheila Smith Retirement Celebration

I want to give a special shout-out to our Arts Advocacy Week Team Leaders. These great arts leaders give their own time and inspiration to help the arts community connect with their legislators and protect arts funding. Thank them!

Maxine Adams
Mark Albers
Julie Andersen
Jamie Andrews
Scott Artley
Mara Hanel
Masami Kawazato
Brenda Kayzar
Barry Kempton
Leslie LeCuyer
Mary Ann Aufderheide
Sandy Boren-Barrett
Linda Brobeck
Miranda Bryan
Chris Burda
LaTia Childers
Peg Churchwell
Leah Cooper
Mary McReynolds
Kathy Mouacheupao
Tamara Nadel
Michael-jon Pease & Christopher Taykalo
Jeff Prauer
Michael Robins
Joanna Schnedler
Laura Seter
Hal Cropp
Nicole DeBoer
Debra deNoyelles
Drew Digby
Pat & Paul Dove
Katina Eklund
Jennifer Halcrow
Sheila Smith
Amy & Mike Stearns
Christopher Stevens
Mark Turner
Jill Underwood
Ben Vander Kooi Jr
Ian Vaver
 Katrina Wallmeyer
Ross Willits
Daniel Zielske

And, all of our work was supported by our operations manager, Mark Albers, and interns Jennifer Gilles and Keana Vang. They are the Olympic Gold Medal winners of Zoom logistics. Please join me in thanking them!

Thanks again for all your great work!

Jennifer Halcrow
Interim Executive Director
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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