Calling All Advocates!
Now that the MA House of Representatives has released its proposed FY2018 budget, it’s important to advocate now for funding increases for our arts and cultural institutions. Making calls to your representative takes minimal time and effort, and the upside is, they’ll be so glad to hear from you!
See our recent FY2018 budget posts Read more →
Increased Funding is Essential
“’We’re pleased with the much needed increase to State Aid, especially that it comes during a tight budget year” said MBLC Director Dianne Carty. “However, state funding to support libraries is...Read more →
(Press release from the Massachusetts Cultural Council)
Supporters Seek Increase through Budget Amendment
(Boston, MA) – The House Committee on Ways and Means today released a state...Read more →
Greetings. The proposed House FY18 was released today. This is the second step in the budget process.
To review the full proposed House FY18 budget:
Note the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) was not level funded (i.e., it was cut), the Massachusetts International Trade Council was not level funded, and funding for the Center...Read more →
MALC is actively following the Commonwealth’s FY18 budget process. We watch for several “line items” in the budget- the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), funding to our libraries, the tourism funding formula, and the film tax credit program. We also monitor what is filed in the “outside” section(s) of the budget.
The second step in...Read more →
URGENT CALL TO ACTION (NEEDED BY MONDAY, MARCH 27TH) to Boston Residents and others who support performing arts*
There is an opportunity for a performing arts center/space in the Seaport Square development in Boston’s Seaport District. This development was originally conceived by the City to include 200,000 to 250,000 gross square feet (a standard amount of...Read more →
UPDATE: The legislation was pulled on Friday afternoon (March 24th) and thus defeated (for now) THANK YOU to all who advocated!!
From the ACT Coalition:
We expect the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on the American Health Care Act tonight. We still have an opportunity to stop this harmful...Read more →
Fifty Nifty, an MIT Media Lab project, is a grassroots challenge to participate in democracy by building a network of friends that make calls to congresspeople in all 50 states.
Actively calling your Congresspeople is THE most effective way to make your voice heard!
“Live phone calls are the best way to directly...Read more →