NJ Arts Advocacy Day in DC

Join Us in Washington D.C. to Advocate for the Arts!

ArtPride, along with arts advocates from around New Jersey, will travel to the nation’s capitalgroup of advocates in DC on March 21st, 2024, to meet with federal elected officials to garner support for arts in the State. Advocates will share compelling data and stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in their communities.

Advocacy in DC is not one day a year but all year round. It's important to stay in touch with your members of Congress throughout the year, attend their town halls, and invite them to events.

If you are interested in joining ArtPride in Washington D.C. to meet with members of the US Congress, please complete the form to participate. 

Deadline to sign up is Monday, March 11, 2024.

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Hotels for Participants

We encourage you to book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible to ensure you find the best rate. Here are some options for hotel stays near Capitol Hill. Feel free to shop around but keep in mind travel time from the location of your stay to Capitol Hill on Thursday morning.

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Club Quarters
839 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Holiday Inn Express
317 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Yotel Washington DC
415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001

Preparing for Arts Advocacy Day Webinar

Wed, Mar 13, 2024 | 10:00am - 11:00amArts Action logo

Learn how you can advocate for the arts on the local, state, and federal levels both as an individual and an organization. Hear from arts advocacy veterans on tips and tools to make your work as effective as possible. Adam Perle, President & CEO, and Vincent Hall, Director of Advocacy Operations, will provide a brief update on key issues and guide you through the logistics of the trip to Washington on Mar 21, 2024.

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Why should you participate?

Elected officials need to hear from you concerning the urgent and continued need for government support, how that support affects you personally, and how you and your community have been impacted by the pandemic. Arts Advocacy Day combines our collective energy when we join together to make the case to legislators that art is essential to life in New Jersey. Besides voting, this is another opportunity to be heard and be part of the democratic process. 

Who is the best kind of advocate?

Students, artists, trustees of arts organizations, and arts professionals who want to talk about the impact of the arts in their community, are excellent advocates. As a constituent and voter, you are in the best position to create lasting change. These visits and interactions have a greater influence on legislators than any other group or strategy.

How does it work?

•    ArtPride Director of Advocacy Operations, Vincent Hall, will schedule Congressional meetings starting in the morning and continuing throughout the day.   
•    Meetings will be held in person in Congressional offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
•    Participating advocates will be grouped by Congressional district for each meeting.   
•    Meetings will be approximately 10-15 minutes which will only allow each constituent approx. 2-3 minutes to speak. 
•    Please keep your comments short and concise – it's helpful to have your statement prepared in advance. 
•    If you’re joining a meeting but it’s not your district, please allow the district constituents to speak first. 
•    Feel free to bring promotional material to share. 

Maps of Washington, D.C.

Downtown map of Washington, DC       Washington DC train map

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