Arts Advocacy Day 2017
3… 2… 1… Advocate! 600+ arts advocates from across the country convene on Capitol Hill March 20–21, 2017 for the 30th annual National Arts Action Summit. Now is the time to make sure new and returning members of Congress hear how essential the arts and arts education are to your community. Click here to contact your representative!
Tell Congress to Save the NEA
The Trump administration’s FY2018 budget proposal calls for termination of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts—the first American President in history to do so. With your help, we are committed to making the case that the NEA makes our nation’s economy and communities better. Take two minutes now to contact your elected representatives and tell them to #SAVEtheNEA.
National Music Council Letter to the New Congress for Arts Advocacy Day 2017
The members of the National Music Council, who together represent some one million individuals, are unified in a commitment to support music education because we know how much a balanced, sequential education that includes music can bring to the development of our young people.
Music Education Roundtable Message to the New Administration
The National Music Council is a member of the Music Education Roundtable, whose constituents believe that all children, regardless of circumstance, should have access to high-quality in-school music programs. Intertwined with our great society, music is central to America’s history and how we share that history and tradition with our nation’s children.
Music Education Roundtable: ACTION ALERT
After a usual long summer recess, Congress came back in session on Tuesday, September 6. With less than a month remaining until the fiscal deadline, Congress will more than likely pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the government. So how does this effect “Well-Rounded” programs within ESSA? Regardless of the CR’s duration, Congress will also begin negotiations for an Omnibus bill. Although none of the House and Senate appropriations bills made it beyond Committee approval, these serve as a touchstone for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees as they craft an Omnibus bill.
Dear Congress: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Broken and No Longer Works for Creators.
As songwriters and artists who are vital contributing force to the U.S. and to American exports around the world, we are writing to express our concern about the ability of the next generation of creators to earn a living.
A music education advocacy and public policy infrastructure of organizations dedicated to ensuring the presence and perseverance of school music programs operated by certified music educators teaching sequential, standards-based music education to students across the nation.
The unification of all music education advocacy organizations under a single policy apparatus, working in unison to achieve a consensus set of federal legislative goals, on behalf of the profession and all of those who stand to benefit from its contributions to the broader field of education.
Roundtable Guiding Commitments
To utilize the federal legislative agenda asks, as appropriate, in support of music education, ensuring consistency of language usage among Roundtable member groups, whenever possible. To engage and facilitate advocacy capacity development among Roundtable memberships involved in grassroots campaigns. To interact with and share reports regularly with the SupportMusic Coalition, in efforts to bolster the work of both advocacy initiatives.
The following NMC members track important legislative issues on their websites: