Friday, April 23, 2010

planning and advocating for 2011 session

As many of you have heard by now, 4Culture was not "successful" in passing legislation in the 2010 session. First off, we want to THANK YOU advocates for taking time and energy to write and call your legislators and and extra thanks to those of you who made the trip(s) down to Olympia to sign in and show your support for arts and heritage in King County.

Advocates4Culture is already planning for the 2011 session where we believe once and for all we will be able to secure funding for our vital creative community. Articles like this one from The Stranger's, Jen Graves ask political powers like Mayor McGinn to step up to save 4Culture.

In 2011 we will be asking not only Mayor McGinn (whose city benefits tremendously from 4Culture's work), but others with some pull in Olympia including Executive Dow Constantine, King County Councilmembers and suburban and rural Mayors and City Councilmembers.

What can you do to help in the "off season"? Contact County Executive, Dow Constantine and your County Council member and ask them to support 4Culture in the 2011 legislative session and why 4Culture's support of arts and heritage matters to you!