Thank you for your commitment to arts, heritage and humanities organizations within your community. Your unique efforts contribute daily to Oregon’s profound sense of history, artistic expression and a growing creative economy. The Cultural Advocacy Coalition is your voice in Salem and we fight for more funding for arts and culture in Oregon, but we can’t do it without you.
Donations from cultural organizations, individuals and businesses across the state make it possible for the CAC to serve as an effective advocate for arts and culture in the Oregon Legislature. I am writing to ask that you join us with a membership gift of $50, $250 or $500 today.
During the 2011 Legislative Session, the CAC stopped a back door assault on Oregon’s Percent for Art law—buried deep in the higher education restructure bill. We fought for protections for the Cultural Trust and ensured budgets for the Art Commission, Heritage Commission and others were not gutted when legislators went looking for money to balance the budget. Despite the political challenges presented by a 30-30 split in the House and continued budget shortfalls, the 2011 session was a productive one for arts, heritage and humanities.
The 2012 Legislative Session starts in February and we have more work to do, to continue to build support for renewal of the Cultural Trust Tax Credit, to advance needed growth in critical budgets and stop proposals that would erode existing programs. Your continued support is critical to ensuring the CAC has the resources to pursue funding and policies that are desperately needed in our creative community.
We can’t advocate for culture without your support. We don’t receive public funds—your partnership makes this work possible! As a member of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition you will be joining hundreds of other leaders who are dedicated, like you, to Oregon’s arts, heritage and humanities. Our Coalition serves as the only lobbying organization dedicated to increasing Oregon’s state-level investment in arts, culture, and heritage.
Please join us now with your membership gift of $50, $250, or $500 to bolster state funding for arts and culture–and protect Oregon’s landmark Cultural Trust Tax Credit.