ARTS AND THE 2004 ELECTION

July 1, 2004 Minnesota Citizens for the Arts invites you to a public meeting about the role of the arts community in the 2004 election. Monday, July 26, 2004 6:00 pm Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis Learn how to get involved...

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The Arts Win One in Congress

6/17/04 Congratulations everyone! After about an hour of debate yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Congressional Arts Caucus Amendment by a vote of 241 to 185 at 6:10 pm. The amendment was sponsored jointly by Democrats and...

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Take Action for the Arts

6/15/04 1. TAKE ACTION to Help the Arts in Congress. 2. Minnesota’s Special Session Still on Hold ________________________________ 1. TAKE ACTION to Help the Arts in Congress. Overview: In Washington D.C., the U.S. House of Representatives...

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Bill Dies with New Threat

5/17/04 Arts/Environment Bill Dies With New Threat of Gay Marriage Ban Overview: The Arts/Environment Bill that would have dedicated a small percentage of sales tax receipts to the arts and culture died yesterday morning. In all, we did much...

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Arts/Environment Bill Advances in Both Houses

5/11/04 Again, thanks to your calls and letters, the Environment and Cultural Heritage bill moved forward in both the House and Senate today. In the Senate… It was in the Senate where more dramatic action occurred today. The bill had been...

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Thank Your Legislature

Be nice. Your legislator voted to help the arts! Please thank them. ——————————————————— The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee has...

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Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment to Arts Bill

4/29/04 1. Sen. Neuville Proposes Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment to Arts, Culture and Environment Bill 2. URGENT: Contact Sen. Neuville today! This could kill our bill...

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The Outdoors and Us

4/22/04 1. First Hearing Scheduled for Arts and Culture Amendment 2. The Outdoors and Us 3. Online Advocacy Center...

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President Bush’s Arts Funding Increase

3/31/04 1. Ask Congress to Support President Bush’s Arts Funding Increase. Today is National Arts Advocacy Day. 2. HELP PASS THE “ARTS AND CULTURE AMENDMENT” in the Minnesota Legislature. Volunteer! 3. It’s easy to be an...

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Arts and Culture Amendment

3/22/04 URGENT: ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO “SUPPORT THE ARTS AND CULTURE AMENDMENT” Call or email your legislators this week through MCA’s DESKTOP LOBBYIST BACKGROUND There is a bill moving swiftly through the legislature (SF401...

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Governor’s Budget Makes No More Arts Cuts

3/6/04 Governor Pawlenty released yesterday a proposal to solve the state’s new $165 million deficit. We are happy to report that the proposal does not include any more arts cuts. Unfortunately, the proposal also does not restore any of the...

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