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2019 is Critical for Arts and Culture Funding in Oregon

The month of December was busy for members of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition who were showcasing their holiday shows, exhibits, and events for Oregonians. In addition, several of our board members traveled to Salem in December to share our funding priorities with Governor Kate Brown. Together we face a critical year ahead in 2019 in that the cultural tax credit is set to expire and we are advocating for its renewal.

2019 is Critical for Arts and Culture Funding in Oregon.

The month of December was busy for members of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition who were showcasing their holiday shows, exhibits, and events for Oregonians. In addition, several of our board members traveled to Salem in December to share our funding priorities with Governor Kate Brown. Together we face a critical year ahead in 2019 in that the cultural tax credit is set to expire and we are advocating for its renewal.

We are also advocating for renewal of important tax assessments on historic properties in Oregon, and several capital construction projects funded with lottery bonds representing small community theaters as well as major performing arts centers and museums. We need every legislator to hear from the Coalition and our members about the need to support creative expression in this state and making sure every corner of Oregon has

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Oregon is one of the “Lucky 13” Pro-Arts States

Sue Hildick

Hi Friend of Arts and Culture in Oregon:

I’m pleased to share that Oregon is one of the “Lucky 13” states in the nation in which all 5 of our U.S. House members and both of our Senators received excellent pro-arts grades in the 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card published by the Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund. Even better news: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici was the only Member of Congress to receive a perfect score!

Congress currently appropriates just 47 cents per person to support the arts across the country. Yet a majority of Americans agree that Congress should double funding for the arts to $1 per person. We still have work to do both at the state and federal level and Oregon’s Cultural Advocacy Coalition is here to help raise visibility of the cultural sector and to advocate for deeper access to the arts for all Oregonians.

Please

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Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon Announces 2012 Advocacy Day

Join arts and culture advocates from all walks of life and every region of the state, for the CAC’s Advocacy Day in Salem on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The Cultural Advocacy Coalition will give you an insider’s look at the work of the 2012 Session and connect advocates with key legislators. Don’t miss this chance to show your support for arts, culture and heritage—Join us!

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