Stanley Tucci, Bob Lynch to Testify Before Congress

Academy Award© nominated actor Stanley Tucci and Americans for the Arts President & CEO Robert L. Lynch will testify before Congress on March 22 in Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to $155 million.

Appearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Tucci’s testimoney will focus on the unique ability of the arts to unify people from diverse backgrounds by giving them common experiences. He will also discuss how the arts can be used to help America’s citizens better understand and be proud of who they are as a people.

Lynch’s testimony will highlight the critical role the arts have to the health and vitality of the United States, the need to increase the current level of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and to strengthen public policies for the nonprofit arts community.