Friday, May 20, 2011

Tell Olympia - it's not over till it's over, FUND 4CULTURE

Yesterday, you did your job by joining with hundreds of other cultural advocates to contact our State's senators. SB 5958 did fail by one vote and we are all hurt by this news. We are still working hard behind the scenes to save 4Culture. It is important that we all keep the faith and let legislators know we are still in the fight and watching them.

We must continue to put pressure on the whole legislature. We are asking you to send an email to the House and Senate asking them to fund Arts and Heritage through 4Culture by the end of the session.

Please send this email to the House and Senate:

Subject line: Fund 4Culture this session!


"Dear Legislator,

I am pleading with you to pass a bill that will save 4Culture (King County's arts and heritage program) this session. For over 20 years, 4Culture has successfully invested lodging taxes in over 500 organizations, museums, heritage and arts projects throughout King County each year. These investments drive tourism, create jobs, attract businesses and smart work forces to our region.

Without your support, 4Culture's investment capacity will be reduced by over 90%. This will harm the creative industries that employ tens of thousands in our state and bring countless visitors to spend their money here. This will kill jobs and stunt our economic growth.

Please take every opportunity to step up as a leader, work with your colleagues, and save 4Culture this year. I was hurt to hear about the failure of SB 5958, but I am confident you can get this done. The Advocate4Culture Coalition includes over 1,000 individuals and organizations, and we are all counting on you."

And here's the whole House and Senate list. Please put this list in the BCC field and click send.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Advocates -- thank you. We've asked you to do a lot. We are all working hard on this. We intend to cross the finish line with 4Culture alive and well, and we're not giving up.

Advocate4Culture Coalition

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