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.
MUSIC COMMUNITY & ARTISTS TO CONGRESS: FIX THE DMCA
Remember watching the little orange AOL man walk across your screen as you waited to log on to the Internet? Hearing “You’ve Got Mail” upon entering the World Wide Web was a cultural phenomenon that excited everyone lucky enough to be granted access
2016 Legislative Agenda
2016 Federal Appropriations Requests
Who We Are:
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is among the world’s largest arts education organizations, representing more than 60,000 music educators across the nation. Advocating at the fe
Ask Congress to #StandWithSongwriters
The Songwriter Equity Act has been reintroduced. Take action now!
We are happy to report that Senators Hatch (R-UT), Whitehouse (D-RI), Alexander (R-TN), and Corker (R-TN) and Representatives Collins (R-GA) and Jeffries (D-NY) have recently reintr
NMC Supports NY State Music Tax Credit Legislation – Join Us in Our Advocacy Effort
Legislation is pending in Albany that would provide a tax credit for music that is created and produced in New York. The legislation was conceived by Brooklyn Assemblyman Joe Lentol, and is championed by a coalition called New York is Music. The Nat
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: