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ACSO was founded in 1969 by a small group of orchestra managers to network with each other and to be an advocacy organization to help champion the creation of the California Arts Council. Today, our goal is to provide orchestras and the classical music community with information and resources to keep elected officials, community and business leaders and voters informed about the music programs that raise the quality of life for Californians.

ACSO will list pertinent alerts as it relates to California's classical music community. To see up-to the-minute information about bills that affect the nonprofit sector in California check out CalNonprofits' Legislation Tracker

Current Advocacy Alerts and Updates

January 21, 2020: See our page about AB 5, the new California employment law that went into effect January 1 and outlines new rules around classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.

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