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Americans for the Arts

In just two weeks, we’ve raised over one-quarter of our year-end goal of $20,000. You can view real-time results of the campaign by clicking the thermometer to the right of the page. Please help us reach our goal by contributing now.

In the midst of this holiday giving season and during “fiscal cliff” negotiations, Congress and the White House are actually considering future limits to the charitable deduction in order to help close the revenue gap. Because we know how devastating this could be to nonprofit arts organizations across the country, we are advocating with a broad coalition of charities to prevent this from happening by lobbying Congress daily, placing whole-page ads in newspapers, and engaging the media to help tell our story.

Please know that your support matters. The Arts Action Fund is the only national bipartisan voice that helps advance the arts in both the electoral and legislative

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News from Oregon Arts Commission

Portland animal photographer Carli Davidson

December 19, 2012 Portland animal photographer Carli Davidson photographed at Wildlife Safari by Holly Andres for the Cultural Trust. 1300+ Great Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Oregon! Ten years ago, the Oregon Legislature established the Oregon Cultural Trust to make sure incredible cultural experiences are available in communities in every corner of Oregon. 1300+ represents the number of arts, heritage and humanities organizations the Cultural Trust has recognized since.

The Cultural Trust is about preserving and growing culture in Oregon so that more Oregonians and visitors benefit from the good things the arts, heritage and the humanities bring — more educational opportunities for our children, more economic growth and development and more personal creativity and satisfaction.

I know you believe in the power of the arts and culture to inform our lives, to make sense of the present and to help us make better choices for

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