Among the numerous punishing items to 99% of Americans in the newly released White House FY2018 budget (many in direct contradiction to his campaign promises) is an allocation of funding necessary only for expenses needed to carry out the dissolution of our key federal cultural organizations.
(via the Americans for the Arts, May 23, 2017)Read more →
New amendment to the GOP health care bill attracts more votes but doesn’t fix problems. Take Action Now!
(via Health Care for All)
Wie won’t stand by as House Republicans continue to threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving populations across the U.S. without coverage.
As they rush to vote to repeal the...Read more →
Good news from the Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts reports that not only did Congress reach a bipartisan agreement to fund government agencies through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, but that no arts and culture agencies or programs received cuts, with some receiving increases!
Please note that...Read more →
Thanks to all for making your voices heard!
House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695). This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob...Read more →
(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)
Artists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!
Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule’s Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there...Read more →
On March 21, 2017, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts announced the re-introduction of the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act whose programs will serve to help the creative economy prosper in every form that impacts our culture.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) re-introduced S.661 in the Senate, and...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 →