The petition to Save the Arts in PA has reached its goal of 1800 signatures, which is great and we thank you. BUT...
The news as of yesterday, however, is not good. Our fight to save the arts has taken an unexpected and dire turn with the reemergence of Senate Bill 850, which calls for the total elimination of arts funding. This will have a serious negative impact on 100% of us. And it gets worse: on top of these cuts, they need to find an addditonal 1.7 BILLION in cuts.
We repeat: It is serious. It is grim. It is critical.
But it is far from hopeless. Your help is more essential now than ever. We cannot afford to give up.
We NEED YOU and YOUR FRIENDS on TUESDAY in Harrisburg...
Join us and tell your friends and family about the Arts Rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in the Rotunda of the Main Capitol. Your presence will make a powerful statement of support for the arts. Please register for the rally at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=vKTbhEEM58Xkrwde_2bFQvLw_3d_3d.
Please contact at least 5 OTHER PEOPLE to get them to sign up for advocacy alerts and to send a message to their legislators by using the Citizens for the Arts website at http://capwiz.com/artsusa/pa. And for those that have signed up for alerts (we hope you are one of them), please watch your email for our next steps.
LINKS: Depending on your email client, you may have to copy and paste the above URL/Web addresses into your browser. If you need help or have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a signer to this petition and as a taxpayer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I agree that the Arts are vital to all our citizens. It is my position that the state budget must include a minimum of $14 million for fiscal year 2009-10.
As a signer to this petition and as a taxpayer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I believe that the Arts are critical to the well-being of all citizens. I fully support the position that the Arts must be a priority in the state budget and include a minimum of $14 million for fiscal year 2009-10 for the Arts.
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