Friday, January 17, 2014

Let's Rock Arts & Heritage Day 2014!

Advocate4Culture encourages all advocates to attend Arts & Heritage Day on February 5, 2014 in Olympia. Washington State Arts Alliance and the Washington Museum Association have organized this day for artists, heritage specialists, cultural workers and advocates to visit with legislators and learn more about legislation that impacts the cultural community in Washington State.

How to Prepare for Arts & Heritage Day?

Find and contact your Team Captain and let him/her know you will attend Arts & Heritage Day. They can help you identify which legislators are yours if you don't already know, and they can help you meet others who may interest you.

When you arrive in Olympia (directions, parking, campus map), check in at the registration table in the Cherberg Building on the Capitol Campus. Here you will to receive your attendee packet and name badge. You are welcome to attend one of two orientations offered at 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Meet colleagues from across the state, discuss arts and heritage issues with legislators.

Special Events

The day before, February 4th also offers some special events for advocates like you. Join us and attend:

If you can't join us in Olympia 

Call, write or e-mail your legislator. Tell them, from your personal perspective, how arts and heritage contributes to Washington and it's future, and how they can help!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Still Advocating: Save the Date

Advocate4Culture encourages all advocates to save the date of February 6, 2013 for Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia. Washington State Arts Alliance and the Washington Museum Association are teaming up once again to provide and organized opportunity for artists, heritage specialists, cultural workers and advocates to visit with legislators and learn more about legislation that impacts the cultural community in Washington State. Visit their sites for detailed information about how you can participate. Attending is free and all are welcome!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Viva 4Culture!

What a night for advocates! We hope you were able to join us on Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre for a terrific line-up of performances and accolades to and from political leaders we've come to know (and love)! If you want to live it all over or couldn't attend, check out some of great stories here and here about Party Like It's 5834.

Executive Dow Constantine, Senator White, Senator Murray, Representative Hunter, Representative Chopp, former Representative Louise Miller, and Councilmember Phillips were all there to soak up the love from the arts and heritage communities for helping pass our beloved ESSB 5834. 

The best part for us advocates was seeing and hearing nearly 1000 people CLAP, SHOUT and YELL thanks to YOU! Advocate4Culture was a force in this fight. Our voice was as loud as those West African drums that made our hearts pound. 

Individually may not have been on stage, but trust us advocates, you matter and you will be re-elected. Viva 4Culture!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Party Like It's 5834!

ESSB 5834, a bill that provides a future for 4Culture and the arts and heritage communities of King County was signed into law by Governor Gregoire on June 15, 2011.

It’s time to celebrate!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

7:00 – 9:30 P.M.
Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street, Seattle WA 98101

4Culture, Seattle Theatre Group, and Advocate4Culture welcome you to a free celebration to thank the elected officials and citizens who worked to secure future funding for our region’s cultural programs. Enjoy light refreshments and the company of the many people who make our region strong and vibrant.

Featuring performances by: The Cabiri Performance Troupe; Correo Aereo; Paul Kikuchi; Quinton I. Morris; Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders; Slwan Logman  & Hamda Yusuf of Chief Sealth International Poetry Club; Seattle SeaChordsmen; Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
Contrasts Ensemble; Somewhere in Time, Unlimited; and Abdoulaye Sylla & Fotoba

RSVP: Please reserve your free ticket(s) by emailing here by June 22.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time to Celebrate!


Image: Maggie T
ESSB 5834, the legislation that will secure funding for 4Culture and fuel the arts and heritage communities of King County is scheduled to be signed into law next week!  A community celebration is in the works and you're invited!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:00 – 9:30 P.M.
Paramount Theater, 911 Pine Street, Seattle WA 98101

Join us in thanking the elected officials and citizens (aka YOU) who worked to secure a future for our region’s cultural programs and communities. Refreshments will be served.

Information about how to RSVP, the entertainment lineup, and more detail will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

YOU SAVED 4CULTURE!


Last night, at the 11th hour of the Special Session, ESSB 5834 passed the House. This bill maintains lodging tax revenues for 4Culture. Now the bill goes to Governor Gregoire for her signature.
THANK YOU. Coming soon will be details of a party to celebrate this win for our whole community. Look out for your invitation.
 
Please take a moment to thank all the senators and representatives (Democrats and Republicans) who voted "yea" at the critical moment. Copy and paste the following into your BCC field and send a quick note of thanks now. The more personal the better. 

glenn.anderson@leg.wa.govsherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov,mike.armstrong@leg.wa.govkatrina.asay@leg.wa.govandy.billig@leg.wa.gov,reuven.carlyle@leg.wa.govbruce.chandler@leg.wa.govfrank.chopp@leg.wa.gov,judy.clibborn@leg.wa.goveileen.cody@leg.wa.govj.darneille@leg.wa.gov,marylou.dickerson@leg.wa.govhans.dunshee@leg.wa.govdeborah.eddy@leg.wa.gov,fred.finn@leg.wa.govjoe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.govdavid.frockt@leg.wa.gov,roger.goodman@leg.wa.govtami.green@leg.wa.govkathy.haigh@leg.wa.gov,larry.haler@leg.wa.govbob.hasegawa@leg.wa.govmike.hope@leg.wa.gov,zack.hudgins@leg.wa.govsam.hunt@leg.wa.govross.hunter@leg.wa.gov,laurie.jinkins@leg.wa.govnorm.johnson@leg.wa.govruth.kagi@leg.wa.gov,phyllis.kenney@leg.wa.govsteve.kirby@leg.wa.govconnie.ladenburg@leg.wa.gov,marko.liias@leg.wa.govkristine.lytton@leg.wa.govmarcie.maxwell@leg.wa.gov,john.mccoy@leg.wa.govmark.miloscia@leg.wa.govjim.moeller@leg.wa.gov,jeff.morris@leg.wa.govluis.moscoso@leg.wa.govtina.orwall@leg.wa.gov,jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.goveric.pettigrew@leg.wa.govchris.reykdal@leg.wa.gov,maryhelen.roberts@leg.wa.govchristine.rolfes@leg.wa.govcharles.ross@leg.wa.gov,cindy.ryu@leg.wa.govsharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.govlarry.seaquist@leg.wa.gov,mike.sells@leg.wa.govlarry.springer@leg.wa.govderek.stanford@leg.wa.gov,pat.sullivan@leg.wa.govdean.takko@leg.wa.govsteve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov,dave.upthegrove@leg.wa.govkevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov,maureen.walsh@leg.wa.govjudy.warnick@leg.wa.govjt.wilcox@leg.wa.gov,hans.zeiger@leg.wa.govrandi.becker@leg.wa.govlisa.brown@leg.wa.gov,maralyn.chase@leg.wa.govsteve.conway@leg.wa.govjerome.delvin@leg.wa.gov,tracey.eide@leg.wa.govjoe.fain@leg.wa.govkaren.fraser@leg.wa.gov,jim.hargrove@leg.wa.govnick.harper@leg.wa.govbrian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov,marymargaret.haugen@leg.wa.govmike.hewitt@leg.wa.govandy.hill@leg.wa.gov,steve.hobbs@leg.wa.govjim.kastama@leg.wa.govkaren.keiser@leg.wa.gov,derek.kilmer@leg.wa.govcurtis.king@leg.wa.govadam.kline@leg.wa.gov,jeanne.kohl-welles@leg.wa.govsteve.litzow@leg.wa.gov,rosemary.mcauliffe@leg.wa.govbob.morton@leg.wa.gov,edward.murray@leg.wa.govlinda.parlette@leg.wa.govkevin.ranker@leg.wa.gov,debbie.regala@leg.wa.govphil.rockefeller@leg.wa.govmark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov,dan.swecker@leg.wa.govscott.white@leg.wa.govjoseph.zarelli@leg.wa.gov 

 
Thank you again for all your work. We made this happen together.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You did it!

We did it! YOU did it. ESSB 5834 just passed on the House floor.  Now on to the Governor for her signature. 

Now relax, take a breath, pat yourself on the back and stay tuned for information on how we are going to celebrate! It's time to party and toast this HUGE accomplishment.  One that wouldn't have been possible without the incredible advocacy done by the Advocate4Culture Coalition!


Thank you to our legislators that voted YEA! We won't forget your support at voting time.