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July 12 is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers...Read more →
Call-to-Action via the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network:
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill with a rider that would significantly weaken enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, vital language in U.S. tax code that...Read more →
Based on the latest data, France, with a population of 66.8 million people, federally funds music at $307 million. England (population 53 million) federally funds music at $53 million. The U.S., with a population of 321.4 million, spends just $8 million for music federally, and the Trump administration proposes cutting that to zero.
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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 →