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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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Sue Hildick New Cultural Advocacy Coalition Executive Director

Subject: Goodbye and Hello Date: 23 Jul 2018

Dear Friends, It has been a privilege to serve as the Executive Director of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition since 2011 and it is time for me to transition to new opportunities for service to my community and state. This role has allowed me to support creative work, community engagement, historic preservation and Oregon culture in the Oregon Legislature. With your help, we have protected and modernized the Oregon Cultural Trust, expanded investment in cultural infrastructure, protected Oregon’s percent for art program and supported the health of our sector in policy and funding bills at every opportunity. Thank you to the cultural community for your tireless commitment to your work, but also for your advocacy, community engagement and friendship.

As I prepare to move on, I am happy to report I am leaving you in truly excellent hands. The Coalition board

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