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Following a tumultuous election, the arts community is asking what they can do. With so much change coming so quickly, arts advocates need to organize. We need to raise our collective and individual voices with precision and in a unified manner. The new Administration and Congress will swiftly pass their biggest legislative changes in the first 2 to 3 months of the new year. We need to act now.
That's why the Arts Action Fund has developed this nationwide petition to President Trump to support the arts by taking specific pro-arts actions within his Administration. Please sign this petition and get 5 of your friends to do the same. 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.
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.