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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 May 28, 2021, the Biden Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget which included a $201 million recommended budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is a recommended increase of $33.5 million over the FY 2021 budget for the...