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Support the Creative Economy Revitalization Act!
Current status and advocacy ask:The Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA), H.R. 5019, was introduced in August 2021 by Representatives Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM) and Jay Obernolte (R-CA) (co-leads), along with Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rosa Delauro (D-CT), and Chellie...
Support Arts Education!
Background:The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) lists the arts and music—alongside reading, math, and a host of other subjects—in the federal definition of a "Well-Rounded Education". Senate report language described the arts as “dance, media arts, music, theater, and...
Cosponsor the WORK NOW Act
Current Status:In March, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the Work Opportunities and Resources to Keep Nonprofit Organizations Well (WORK NOW) Act (S. 740 and H.R. 1987). The WORK NOW Act is a targeted, pandemic-recovery bill to help...
Cosponsor the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act
Current Status:In March 2020, Congress enacted a $300 charitable deduction for cash gifts from nonitemizers for 2020. Since then, the amount of charitable giving—especially of gifts less than the $300 cap—has seen a significant increase. According to data from the...
Increase NEA Funding!
Current Status:On July 29, the full U.S. House voted to pass the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Interior Appropriations Bill, accepting $201 million for the NEA and $201 million for the NEH. This is a potential increase of $33.5 million over the FY 2021 budget for both agencies, the...