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A Note to Say Thank You and Please

Please take a moment to thank your NJ state legislators for their support of arts, history, and tourism in the FY21 NJ State Budget. At the same time, this message requests their sponsorship and support of S2914/A4691 that will provide $10 million of state CARES support for arts and cultural organizations that have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your action makes a difference. Please feel free to add a personal story to the email text that expresses how important public support is to arts and culture in your life. Thanks in advance for your support.

Thank Governor Murphy for Maintaining the Level of Arts, History, and Tourism Appropriations in FY21 Budget

On August 25 Governor Murphy proposed the revised FY21 NJ State Budget and maintained the appropriations he proposed back in February for arts, history, and tourism.

It is important to thank Governor Murphy for recognizing the value of arts, history, and tourism to our state’s recovery from the pandemic, and to the lives of New Jersey residents and visitors.

An important part of any advocacy effort is to say thank you when your voice is heard. Please take a moment to send this note of gratitude to the Governor, re-emphasizing how important arts, history, and tourism is to life in our great state.

Federal Action to Support Arts in COVID Relief

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund are standing up for the arts in America during COVID-19!

YOU can make a difference by taking action. Request your members of Congress include substantial additional dedicated COVID-19 relief funding—to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Institute of Museum and Library Services—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.