In The News
In a February 5, 2008, Washington Post article on President Bush’s proposed FY 2009 budget, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch expressed disappointment in proposed cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). “President Bush has proposed a senseless $16.3 million cut,” said Lynch. “After three years of incremental funding growth, we are sorry to see an attempt at this progress erased.”
The New York Times
On February 6, 2008, a New York Times article outlined proposed cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the NEA in President Bush’s FY 2009 budget. The article specifically highlighted Americans for the Arts’ request to Congress to restore the NEA to its 1992 funding level of $176 million.
The Associated Press (AP) ran several articles about Arts Advocacy Day (April 1, 2008) highlighting testimony by actor Robert Redford, musician John Legend, and actress Kerry Washington in support of increased funding for the NEA. Many newspapers picked up the AP story, resulting in positive coverage across the country.
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