Thursday, January 10, 2008

ArtsVote 2008

There was a political email in my In Box today, but this one was a little different. Instead of being about a specific candidate, it was from the Americans for the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote 2008. I love that the Arts community is working publicize the 2008 Presidential candidates statements about arts policy. I hope that if you live in the US, and your presidential primary is coming up, that you'll consider the arts statements as you choose your candidate.

There's a link on ArtsVote 2008 that allows you to send an email to all of the Presidential candidates about your opinion about the Arts. I sent a short comment to all of the candidates. You can too. Here was my message:

January 10, 2008

Dear [recipient name was inserted here*],

I'm pleased to join ArtsVote in contacting you about supporting the arts through your presidential campaign.

As an Artist, I ask you to support Arts funding and policies at the federal level that would recognize the growth potential and direct benefits of encouraging cities and states to strategically invest in the arts in order to drive economic development.


Jeanne Williamson


* Message sent to the following recipients:
Rudy Giuliani Campaign
John McCain Campaign
Duncan Hunter Campaign
Mitt Romney Campaign
Mike Gravel Campaign
John Edwards Campaign
Ron Paul Campaign
Chris Dodd Campaign
Mike Huckabee Campaign
Fred Thompson Campaign
Hillary Clinton Campaign, Policy Office
Barack Obama Campaign
Dennis Kucinich Campaign
Bill Richardson Campaign
Biden Campaign (National)