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Californians for the Arts is thrilled to report that Assembly Bill 580, the new legislative bill that would increase appropriations for the California Arts Council (CAC) from $1M to $75M, will be formally introduced to the state assembly Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9 a.m.
This bill's passage would have an enormous impact on performing arts communities throughout the state. The funds from AB 580 would bring California's per-capita arts spending up to 12th in the nation, or roughly $2.00 per person. The CAC is currently doing strategic planning to determine which of its programs would be revived if the bill passes.
In the meantime, it is vital that you join California Arts Advocates, Californians for the Arts and the California Theatre Network in making known your support of this bill and the tremendous impact its passage will have on the quality of life in the state of California.
Please feel free to use the template below to craft a letter to the author of the bill, Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian. It is crucial that your letter be 1) on your organization's letterhead, 2) signed, and 3) either faxed or emailed as an attached PDF (not in the body of the email). Then, circulate this letter to your own networks.
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AB 580 SUPPORT LETTER TEMPLATE
The Honorable Adrin Nazarian
Member of the California State Assembly
State Capitol Building
FAX: (916) 319-2146
Re: Assembly Bill 580
Dear Assembly Member Nazarian:
[A SENTENCE ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION.]
On behalf of [YOUR ORGANIZATION], thank you for introducing AB 580, we strongly support its passage. Since 2003, Californians ranked last among all the states in per capita investment in the arts-allocating just three cents per person from the General Fund. AB 580 will leverage the arts as a proven and powerful catalyst for spurring local economies and for preparing California's workforce to prosper in the global creative economy. The arts are a major player in our state's economy, generating billions in total economic activity and fundamentally impacting California's core creative industries.
California's cultural enterprises provide:
More than 500,000 jobs for Californians or 7.6% of total employment
California's non-profit arts specifically contribute:
More than $9 billion to the state's economy
Additionally, the arts:
Are a key partner to the creative industries
Help prepare students and workers to compete in the 21st Century global economy
Attract creative workers and industries of all kinds
Stimulate the economy
Provide a sense of community, celebrating diversity and building bridges of understanding
Draw tourists and visitors
The arts are vital to the quality of life that we are so very proud of in California. Your legislation will provide a stable revenue source for the California Arts Council's granting programs to non-profit arts organizations, leveraging the arts as a significant contributor to California's economic recovery through tourism, job creation, social services, and educational outreach. AB 580 proposes a sound investment for California. Thank you for your commitment to a better California.
cc: Ms. Dana Mitchell, Consultant, Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee, (916) 319-3450