Legislative Reports

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Student Success Act Passed

Hello Advocates, The Student Success Act, just passed by the Oregon Senate this week, contains new funds for school districts to apply to proven practices. The schools may choose the... View Article

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Oregon’s Arts & Culture are Still Under Threat

An urgent update on the legislative process: WE NEED YOUR HELP in the remaining two months of this session. The grants program of the Oregon Arts Commission is under threat and may... View Article

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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 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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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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Advocacy Day 2015

It was a great day to “inform, inspire, influence” for those who were able to participate in Advocacy Day in Salem last month. Attendees met with their legislators, participated in... View Article

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