Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Road Trip to Olympia - Join us for Arts & Heritage Day

Clear your calendar on February 2nd. 
It's Arts and Heritage Day in Olympia and we need all advocates to attend! The Washington State Arts Alliance and the Washington Museum Association are joining forces to coordinate this year's event. 

Arts and Heritage Day provides an opportunity for you to meet your legislators, in person, so you can advocate4culture and tell them what is most important to you. 

If you can attend, please visit this page and contact your team captain (organized by where you live). Your savvy captain will get you signed up and will tell you when meetings are scheduled with your legislators. There will be other advocates attending these meetings with you - so you won't feel alone. If you haven't been before, you'll see that there are many advocates that will guide you along the way. Arts and Heritage Day is a great way to see that you do have a voice in Washington State. Come join us! 

If you need a ride to Olympia, or just need some encouragement to attend, send us an email and we'll help get you there.  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You Are Invited: Brown Bag Presentation

Interested in learning more about Advocate4Culture and what you can do to support arts and heritage in King County? Attend this Thursday's Brown Bag event, hosted by Great City. All are welcome!
  • When: Thursday, January 13, 2011 ~ Noon-1:30pm
  • Where: GGLO Space at the Steps, 1301 First Ave., Level A (entry about 1/4 down the Harbor Steps)
  • Who: Panel of arts and heritage advocates including: Ronda Billerbeck, Mary Ann Peters, Josef Krebs with moderator Cheryl dos Remedios.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Three cheers for Kings of our County!

The 2011 legislative session started today and we're feeling pretty optimistic that we (that includes you) just may be able to save 4Culture. We have some great leadership this year in Representative Ross Hunter, Senator Ed Murray, and King County's Executive Dow Constantine and Councilmember Larry Phillips among others.

In addition to a commitment from Dow, last week, many advocates received some much anticipated and welcome news from Councilmember Phillips. Check this out!

Thank you for your advocacy on behalf of arts and culture.
I am pleased to announce that on January 3rd the Metropolitan King County Council passed Ordinance 2010-0624, adopting King County's State Legislative priorities for 2011. The attached agenda outlines-in two short pages-the top ten priorities that King County government is asking state legislators to consider during this year's session. You will be pleased to know that among our government's top priorities are extending King County stadium and tourism revenues for arts and cultural programs and preserving 4Culture.
Overall, these priorities underscore a single objective: King County seeks the flexibility, tools, and authority to help address critical needs in a time of continuing fiscal challenges. These objectives focus on customer service, partnerships, and ways to bring down costs.
Thank you for your continued support of arts and cultural programming!
Metropolitan King County Council, District Four

What does this mean? It means we're not alone. King County is with us! In the coming days we will outline what YOU can do to help save 4Culture. We'll make it so easy and fun. You'll be ready to take on the other Washington when we're done!