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A Message From The President

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the chair of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition. I accept this position with enthusiasm and determination. Growing up in New York... View Article

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2017 Legislative Session Report

The 2017 Legislative Session was defined by budget negotiations, discussions of revenue reform and new taxes to fund transportation improvements. Arts and culture in Oregon received support for capital improvements... View Article

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2017 Session Legislative Update

The 2017 Legislature is beginning the process of closing policy committees and moving budget bills to the floor. Below is a brief update on priority legislation, within the larger landscape... View Article

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Take Action: Attend Arts and Culture Advocacy Day April 24th

When it was suggested to Winston Churchill during WWII that arts and culture spending should be cut to help pay for the war effort, his response was simple: “Then what... View Article

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Take Action: Tell Budget Writers to Protect Arts and Culture Funding

Budget-writers estimate Oregon’s budget is $1.8 billion short of the money it needs to continue existing programs at current service levels. The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee is taking a... View Article

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Arts and Culture in Oregon

Facts and figures on the arts, in Oregon and across the United States: why the arts matter

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Capital Construction Funding

The Cultural Advocacy Coalition will continue to lobby the legislature to fund Coalition-endorsed capital construction projects in the cultural sector in the 2019 Legislative Session. Oregon-based 501c3 cultural organizations interested... View Article

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2015 Legislative Report

On July 6, 2015, at 6:04 p.m. the 79th Session of the Oregon Legislature adjourned “Sine Die.”  Over the 155 days of the session, the 90 elected members of the... View Article

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