• Did you VOTE yet? Are you going to the 9th Annual AUD event?

    by  • November 3, 2015 • Events, Legislation, News

    Vote today!

    Please take the time to vote today, Nov 3rd, in your local municipal elections! It is important to do so and make your vote count.

    As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, there are many mayoral races and city council and select people races. (Worcester, Quincy, Fitchburg, North Adams, just to name a few key cities, have elections for Mayor).

    To find out where to vote: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

    Attend the 9th Annual Artists Under the Dome, Nov. 4!

    Artists Under the DomeAre you coming to the 9th Annual Artists Under the Dome event tomorrow, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Massachusetts State House?

    We are the only state in the country to have such an event. Rumor has it there will be many loaves of homemade banana bread for the morning check-in and a cake at lunch to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the state’s artists fellowship program.

    The event was highlighted in the DigBoston and BINJ NEWS!
    https://digboston.com/apparent-horizon-boston-artists-unite/
    https://medium.com/apparent-horizon/boston-artists-unite-1f2e0c533181

    It is very important to find out who your elected official are for this event. To find out who your State Senator and State Representatives are: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

    After you find out who your legislators are, you can also find contact information for them (where their offices are) via the Senate Directory and the House of Representatives Directory. We recommend that you call their offices ahead of this event and let them know you are hoping to stop by their offices and see if you can get an appointment with them. Don’t be disappointed if they can’t meet with you in person. Remember their staff members are wonderful people and are key people for you to introduce yourself to and get to know too!

    The line-up of morning speakers is not to be missed!

    State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg – Read her response to the MALC questionnaire from the 2014 Treasurer’s race (PDF) – http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/Goldberg.pdf

    Chairman Senator Lesser – Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development (Co-host for this section of the event)

    Chairwoman Representative Cory Atkins – House Chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development (Co-host for this section of the event)

    Chairwoman Senator Eileen Donoghue – Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and former Senate Chair the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development Committee

    Chairman Senator Michael Rodrigues – Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Revenue

    Representative Smitty Pignatelli – House Co-Chair of the Cultural Caucus and member of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development Committee

    Representative Sarah Peake – Division Chair and former House Chair the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development Committee

    Representative Chris Walsh – Vice House Chair, Joint Committee on Public Service & former member of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development

    Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council

    The afternoon panel is worth the trip!

    1:00-2:00pm – Roundtable discussion in the Great Hall featuring members of Governor Baker’s administration.

    Participating from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development: Katie Stebbins, Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Helena Fruscio, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology, and Director of the Creative Economy; Lisa Strout, Director of the Massachusetts Film Office; Richard P. Dalton, Regional Director Greater Boston, Massachusetts Office of Business Development; more may be added…

    Co-faciliated by Kathleen Bitetti (Co-founder of MALC) & Malia Lazu (Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Future Boston Alliance)

    To register and to find out more info: http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/annualevent.html

    And if you can’t come, invite others and you can still participate: http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/not_able_to_attend.html

    About

    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.