The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on more cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) this week, however, Congresswoman Louse Slaughter and Congressman Todd Platts (sounds like a heavy metal band, no?), who co-chair the Congressional Arts Caucus have started a “Strike the Last Word” effort – or pro-forma amendment – in the House in the hopes of securing time to speak or submit a statement before the vote. Please let your representative(s) know how you feel about arts funding and urge them to join this effort.
For more information on what you can do, go to The Performing Arts Alliance. Click on “Take Action” on the left of the screen. On the next page (right-hand side) click “Find Your Representative”. The site will give you contact information for all of your district reps. You will find more advocacy info at Dance/USA.org.