When elected officials hear from their constituents that there are problems they can solve, they will prioritize the issues. If they do not hear from us, we will get back to the bottom of the list.
We cannot wait any longer, we must act now and urge the Newsom Administration and California Legislature to recognize the disproportionate impact to California’s Creative Industries due to the COVID Pandemic and the state mandated closures and to value the impact of the arts, culture and creative sector to power community engagement, social cohesion, wellness, healing, and state and local economies. This funding would benefit the recovery of the entire cultural sector: nonprofit cultural organizations, arts businesses, museums, independent venues as well as individual artists and creative workers.
In our many meetings with legislative offices, the majority have shared they are not hearing from the arts. We know it is hard to add advocacy to your already long list of priorities, but we will try to make it as simple as possible.
Take 5 minutes to lift your voice for the arts and send an automated letter to your elected representatives and urge them to support recovery funding for our industry and a significant investment over the next four years.