Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Letter from Maryland Citizens for The Arts


Earlier this week, the Senate subcommittee on Health, Education, and Human Resources.. recommended that no cuts be made to the 2011 budget for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) or the Special Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Arts!

This is a huge accomplishment, but we are not yet finished with the struggle. The House subcommittee on Education and Economic Development will be making its own recommendation on the MSAC budget by Monday. The Arts still need you to contact your legislators: http://capwiz.com/artsusa/md/issues/alert/?alertid=14816066

If you live in the following districts or you know people that do, it is especially critical that you reach out at this time! Please urge those you know who live in these places to take one minute and send an email to their Delegates:

Wicomico & Worcester County - district of Appropriations Committee Chair, Delegate Norm Conway
St. Mary's County - district of Subcommittee Chair, Delegate John Bohanan
Montgomery County - district of Subcommittee Vice-Chair, Delegate Hank Heller
Prince George's County - district of Subcommittee member, Delegate Melony Griffith
Howard County- district of Subcommittee member, Delegate Guy Guzzone
Baltimore County - district of Subcommittee member, Delegate Adrienne Jones
Carroll County - district of Subcommittee member, Delegate Nancy Sticksdale

Please take action in support of public funding for the arts in Maryland! Please then continue your support by encouraging your contacts to do the same via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and other venues!!

Sincerely,
Rachel Ciprotti
Advocacy Coordinator
MCA (Maryland Citizens for the Arts)
www.mdarts.org