Message from the President, Robert L. Lynch

With our largest attendance ever and strong participation from congressional leaders, the event was a resounding success. You’ll see what I mean as you browse some of the statistics I’ve included in this issue.

As advocates met with members of Congress and their staff, our message was clear: we’re counting on your support for funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and arts education! We’ve already seen positive results. On June 11, the House allocated a major funding increase for the arts and humanities. Our attention now moves to the Senate.

You can count on the Arts Action Fund to keep you up-to-date on arts policy and legislation. For details on key issues, your representatives’ voting records, and more, read our Congressional Arts Handbook.

Whether you were able to attend Arts Advocacy Day or not, you are a part of our successful efforts. Thank you, as always, for your support, which allows Americans for the Arts Action Fund to speak up for the arts on your behalf.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund President and CEO
Robert L. Lynch strategizes with Robert Redford in
advance of their testimony before the House Subcommittee
on Appropriations on Arts Advocacy Day 2008. Photo by
Jim Saah.

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