• What You Can Do: Budget Overrides & End of Legislative Session

    by  • July 25, 2016 • Get Your Vote On!, Legislation, News

    The end of the formal legislative session is July 31st. This weekend (Saturday, July 30th  & Sunday, July 31st), both the House and the Senate will be in what is called formal session. During these sessions, the Representatives and Senators will be voting to override the Governor’s budget vetoes and will also be working to pass legislation.

    What can you do?

    Contact both your State Senator and State Representative to vote to override the Governor’s vetoes for our sector!

    See our blog post on what vetoes need to be overridden and how to advocate:
    http://artistsunderthedome.org/malc/news/reminder-please-advocate-override-governors-vetoes/

    To see the list of legislation the legislature is trying to pass and to better understand what the formal legislative session is, see this MALC blog post:
    http://artistsunderthedome.org/malc/legislation/formal-legislative-session-ends-july-31/

    As always, thank you for advocating and share this post with others who might want to advocate for our sector!

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    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.