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    Do It Yourself Advocacy! A new blog series by Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition

    Act by Noon today to urge your State Representative to cosponsor House Budget amendments for libraries and the MCC!

    by  • April 15, 2016 • Calls to Action, DIYA, Issues, Legislation, News

    Act by NOON today to restore funding for the libraries and the Mass Cultural Council!

    Please contact your state representative and request that he or she be a cosponsor of:

    • The Atkins amendment to increase the funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council to $17 million – budget line item 0640-0300:

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    MA House Ways & Means Budget (Part Two) – Our Libraries, the Film Tax Credit, MOTT, & the RTCs

    by  • April 14, 2016 • Calls to Action, DIYA, Issues, Legislation, News

    Yesterday, the House committee released its Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget proposal. To review the House FY 2017 Budget: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/FY2017/House.

    As we mentioned in our previous blog post, the House budget is the second step in our state’s budget process: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/Process. The first step of the budget process was the release of...

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    MA House Ways & Means Budget Release (Part One) – MassArt & Cuts to the MCC

    by  • April 13, 2016 • Calls to Action, DIYA, Issues, Legislation, News

    The Massachusetts House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means is responsible for crafting and releasing the House of Representatives’ budget. This is the second step in our state’s budget process: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/Process. The first step of the budget process was the release of the Governor’s Budget.

    Today this House committee released its Fiscal...

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    Understanding the MA State Budget Process*

    by  • January 26, 2016 • DIYA

    In the coming months, funding for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) will be set in place. Debates and deal making will abound, both in the view of the public and behind closed State House doors. Much of this will directly impact the creative sector.

    Advocates, citizens, lobbyists, state agencies, trade unions, industry groups, non-profit organizations and...

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    Do It Yourself Advocacy: In The Field – MassCreative’s Arts Matter Advocacy Day March 25th (Boston/MA)

    by  • March 12, 2015 • DIYA

    You don’t need a Political Action Committee (PAC) to have an impact on local, state, and federal politics. Sure, sure, it’s an effective tool, but never underestimate the power of citizen artists working together. Elected officials want to know what those they represent want and/or need for their communities. They also need their constituents to re-elect...

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    Do It Yourself Advocacy: In The Field

    by  • March 11, 2015 • DIYA, Issues

    Having an impact on local, state, and federal politics doesn’t require millions of dollars. Ok, sure, millions of dollars is helpful, but never discount the power of citizens working together. Elected officials want to know what those they represent want and/or need for their communities. They also need their constituents to re-elect them to office....

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