• Time to Advocate for Amendments to the House Budget!

    by  • April 11, 2017

    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!

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    Proposed House FY18 is out: MCC is not level funded and more

    by  • April 10, 2017

    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:
    https://malegislature.gov/Budget/FY2018/HouseWaysMeansBudget/Ways_Means_Final_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...

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    House’s Proposed FY18 State Budget is set to be released Monday, April 10th

    by  • April 9, 2017

    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...

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    URGENT CALL TO ACTION (NEEDED BY MONDAY MARCH 27TH) to Boston Residents and others who support performing arts

    by  • March 25, 2017

    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...

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    Urgent Action Needed To Protect Health Care

    by  • March 23, 2017

    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...

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    Grassroots Advocacy: Join the Nifty Fifty Challenge!

    by  • March 23, 2017

    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...

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