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Urge Senators to Support the STAR Act Provision
On June 24, 2019, Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) introduced H.R. 3437, the Saving Transit Art Resources (STAR) Act, which would reinstate flexibility and allow local transit authorities to incorporate art into federally-funded transit projects and facilities. It removes a recent,...
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:During the week of June 28, U.S. House Appropriations Committee took significant action on their work to fund the government for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The Interior Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), sets funding levels for the National...