You need to go to the capital on March 2

by Alan M. Berks • Feb. 19

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This comes directly from Minnesota Citizen's for the Arts e-newsletter. MCA is the group that you have to thank for the Legacy Amendment:

Arts Advocacy Day is a Little Over One Week Away - Register Now!

THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL TO DELETE THE ARTS MAKES ARTS ADVOCACY DAY VERY IMPORTANT. Please Join Us!

You are invited to the best arts networking opportunity of the year, MCA's Arts Advocacy Day on March 2, 2010 in St. Paul. Join your fellow arts advocates at the MN History Center and State Capitol on March 2, 2010 to talk about the arts, make new friends, and educate our legislators about the importance of the arts to Minnesota. The state is facing yet another big deficit and arts funding will be threatened again. This year artists and arts supporters from across the state will be joining together to stop possible cuts to the state arts budget. We will also be thanking legislators for their appropriations from the new Amendment funds to the arts community. Together we will speak about the importance of the arts in our lives and communities. In past deficits, state arts funding has been cut by a third. Participation of arts advocates is the one thing that makes sure we have power at the legislature.

Arts Advocacy Day Schedule March 2, 2010
7:30 a.m. Meet at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
8:00 a.m. Advocacy Class for new attendees
8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Advocacy Seminar & Join your team
9:30 a.m. Walk/ride to Capitol
9:30-1:00 p.m. Legislator appointments

You and your team will be led by an experienced advocate who has participated in past Advocacy Days and knows what to do. Your team will visit a series of legislators during the course of the day, giving you plenty of time to get to know your teammates and the issues you are discussing. Register Online By: Visiting www.mncitizensforthearts.org by February 26th, 2010. Questions? Contact Mark at MCA: 651-251-0868 / staff at mncitizensforthearts.org

Show the strength of Minnesota’s arts community.

And check out two great VIDEOS from Arts Advocacy Day Held February 24, 2009: 3 Minute Egg by Matt Peiken and MN Stories by Chuck Olsen (Go to YouTube and search for 2009 Minnesota Arts Advocacy Day if this link refuses to work).