Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Vote smART: What Grade Did Your Member Receive?

From: Americans for the Arts Action Fund []


Arts Action Fund Home Page

September 17, 2008

Dear Katherine:

2008 Report CardThe Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC has produced the 2008 Congressional Arts Report Card to help you make arts-informed decisions at the ballot box in November. The report contains carefully evaluated legislative benchmarks that form a detailed arts record, including a numerical score and letter grade, for each Member of the House based on numerous arts and arts education issues. All Arts Action Fund members will be receiving a paper copy of the report card in the mail. You can read additional analysis of Congressional arts-related votes, including state rankings and trends in our press release.

Advocates for the arts have a chance to Vote smART on November 4, when candidates for all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate will face the voters. This election season provides a watershed opportunity to send to Congress pro-arts lawmakers who realize the value of the arts in fueling creativity and innovation, educating our children, enriching lives and strengthening communities. Despite recent gains and steadfast support for cultural funding from committed legislators on both sides of the aisle, the challenge remains to help create a sustainable majority of cultural supporters who recognize the impact that relatively modest federal support has on their districts and the country at large.

Arts SurveyIn addition, to help guide voters in understanding the arts policy positions of those non-incumbent candidates running for election, Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC has conducted candidate arts surveys across the country. The survey responses from those candidates who have replied are available for you to review.


Visit Americans for the Arts Action Fund's E-Advocacy Election Center to:

Our Senators and Representatives need to know what scores of educators, business and civic leaders already do: the arts matter. Tell your Members of Congress that their support of the arts is critical to YOUR vote on Election Day. Vote smART on November 4!

Join or renew your membership with Americans for the Arts Action Fund today!



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