Monday, December 7th, 2020
|U.S. Congress is working to finalize the next wave of COVID-19 economic relief. This is an important moment for our ecosystem to actively engage with their local representatives. Please take a moment to reach out today about the critical needs in the arts and culture sector! The following steps are recommended:|
- Express the urgent need for Congress to pass the next wave of relief, including expanded support for the arts sector. Let Congress know about the impact of COVID-19 on artists and arts organizations in your region. You can adapt language and automatically send an email with this tool from the League of American Orchestras.
- Be among the first to introduce or reintroduce your re-elected or newly elected officials to your organization. Congratulate them on their election and invite them to an upcoming virtual program.
- Consider what steps you will take to steward relationships with your representatives throughout the year. You can find best practices in arts advocacy in Playing Your Part: Guide to Public Policy Advocacy.
- Reflect on how you practice civic engagement, taking inspiration from Elizabeth Jabar, Favianna Rodriguez, Amikogaabawiikwe, and Najean Lee.