Performing Arts Alliance Newsletter
    June 11, 2015
  Your Senator is debating the NEA budget next week!  

We're contacting you because your Senator serves on the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee.


Next Tuesday, June 16th at 2:30pm, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will debate its FY16 appropriations bill which recommends the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Take Action with PAA and ask the Senate to increase appropriations to $155 million.


The federal government is still operating under sequestration which placed a cap on federal spending for 10 years. Currently, the NEA is funded at $146 million and just recently on June 10, Interior appropriators in the House recommended the same amount for the agency. This amount is the same that the NEA has received for the past four years and is also $2 million less than the President's recommendation of $148 million.  


It's important that your Senator hear from you before next Tuesday! Click the link below and write a letter asking your Senator to support $155 million for the NEA in FY16. In the space provided, please include a personal message about the value of the NEA in supporting the performing arts in your community.

The Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) is a 501c4 multi-disciplinary coalition of national service organizations from the professional nonprofit performing arts field. Through legislative and grassroots action, PAA advocates before the U.S. Congress and key policy makers for national policies that enhance and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America.