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Our petition to Donald Trump is now closed, because we have moved on to a new phase of action. Following the White House's unprecedented recommendation to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, we are asking all arts advocates to contact your elected representatives to urge them to oppose any cuts or elimination to federal cultural agencies.
We are grateful to our state arts advocacy partners for helping to advance this grassroots campaign, as well as customized grasstops campaigns. You can see a full list of our state advocacy partners here.
Total Petition Signers: 65,227
Dear President Trump:
Arts and culture are fundamental to a great America. As concerned citizens who care about the future of the arts and arts education, we urge you to incorporate the arts and culture in your early plans to invest in infrastructure, economic growth, and jobs.
According to the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis, arts and cultural industries are a vibrant economic sector contributing 4.23 percent, or $704.2 billion, of the nation's GDP. This is greater than that of several other sectors, including the construction industry, transportation and warehousing, mining and extraction, and agriculture.
Given the vast economic and cultural benefits of the arts, we urge you to support:
We hope that you will keep these considerations in mind as your Administration makes national policy decisions in the months and years to come.
Thank you for supporting the arts in America.
Thank you to the following organizations that have added their names in support of the arts.