Tuesday, March 16, 2010

special session - still advocating

Advocates continue to work through Olympia's special session. The Senate and House floor calendars were cleared on March 11th at end of the 2010 session. The special session started up on March 15th.

Both 2ESHB2912 and ESSB6051 moved back to the Rules Committees in their respective houses and we're waiting for them to get pulled onto the floors for a vote any moment now.

We'll keep you updated here. We haven't given up hope that our heros Senator Ed Murray and Representative Ross Hunter will make this happen this year!

Keep the pressure on. Contact your legislators in support of 4Culture!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

call, write, wait, watch, call, write, wait, watch

Advocates around King County and across the state have called and written their legislators. If you haven't already, please do!

If you have, watch the Senate floor for 2ESHB 2912 or stay tuned to this blog for updates.

The session is set to end Thursday, but some media is saying it will be extended.

Fingers crossed 4Culture!

Photo: Advocate4Culture

Sunday, March 7, 2010

keep the pressure on!

No movement on the Senate floor for 2ESHB 2912 yesterday. The Senate meets again today at Noon, but this bill isn't on the agenda. Could they throw it on there? Sure, it seems they have a lot of flexibility.

The end of the session is this coming Thursday, March 11th. We are still hopeful that arts and heritage legislation will move forward in the next few days.

Keep calling and writing your legislators. We have to keep the pressure on. We can't give up!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

8:30 AM Saturday - do you know how your Senator will vote?

Legislation that supports funding for arts and heritage through 4Culture is up for a vote this morning on the full floor of the Senate. 2ESHB 2912 will be reviewed and our fingers are crossed for its passage.

However, many amendments have been made to it - a huge number by Senator Rodney Tom. We're concerned that this has become a bit of a kitchen sink bill and that arts and heritage funding could be jeopardized.

We'll let you know more when we do. You can tune in here if you'd like to see for yourself.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

update from the pio square laptop rally

Hey! Jim Kelly, Exec Dir of 4Culture, stopped by the laptop rally tonight to write his reps. Thanks Jim!

If you haven't written your legislators yet this week, it's not too late! Any letter written before Monday will have a great impact!

For tips click HERE

First Thursday Laptop Rally

Please join us for a laptop rally tonight during First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.

Bring your laptop or borrow one of ours to write your legislators in support of 4Culture and it's funding of arts and heritage in King County.

We'll show you how to find your legislator and give you tips on how to send them a quick email. Click here for details.

Art Walk and Advocacy - Tonight!

John Sutton at the Georgetown Laptop Rally

Monday, March 1, 2010