Tell Congress to fund the arts

by Jason Gross

5 March 2007


Just like the headline says…  Related to a story from last month’s issue of Backstage magazine, President Bush has proposed to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, a long-time whipping boy of the GOP.  However, as the article points out, Congress can reverse that decision and offer a counter-proposal to increase the funding.  Sadly, we’re backwards enough not to support the arts as they do in Europe so this is your chance to tell your representative to do the right thing and increase support for the NEA.  Granted, it’s not a perfect organization and should expand the arts it does support but it would be much worse NOT to have the NEA than to have it around and thriving.  See Petition Urges Artists to Demand Fed. Funding for details.

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