One of MALC’s key goals, in addition to advocacy, is to educate those who are advocating about how the legislative processes work. By understanding the process, your voice will be effectively heard and you will gain the trust of your legislative representatives.
A case-in-point is the recent House budget decision to cut funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council....Read more →
Unfortunately, the amendment to fund the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to $17 million did NOT pass. See Amendment #344 for line item 0640-0300:
As you may recall, the Governor level-funded the MCC at $14 million in his FY2017 Budget, while the House Budget proposed funding for the MCC at $10 million (a four million...Read more →
Your State Representative needs to hear from you!
For those who have not done so, please contact your State Representative to support eight House budget amendments and oppose two House budget amendments.
Our post from Friday contains all you need to know – what amendments artists need to advocate for, which to oppose, and...Read more →
House budget debate begins today!
Today, the House is slated to start its debate on the proposed House budget at 10am. When either the House or Senate is in what is called “formal session”, the State House, by law, needs to remain open to the public. This means if the debate goes into the late...Read more →
First, a big thank you to everyone who contacted their State Representative last week to co-sign on to key amendments that supported artists of all disciplines, the arts, cultural and creative economy sectors. Starting on Monday, April 25th, the House will begin to debate their budget and the amendments filed for it.
1,307 amendments were...Read more →
Act by NOON today to restore funding for the libraries and the Mass Cultural Council!
Please contact your state representative and request that he or she be a cosponsor of:
- The Atkins amendment to increase the funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council to $17 million – budget line item 0640-0300:
List...Read more →