Did you vote? I love to vote. It gives me the privilege of complaining, especially in local elections. OK, so we have a republican senator, according to Americans for the Arts, he is an “arts champion,” he is a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus which attempts to “secure adequate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS).” I saw that they have called the Governor’s race and it is Quinn. OK, even if the budget for the Illinois Arts Council has been slashed, he shows up everywhere and clearly supports our work.
I encourage all of you to write to your newly elected representatives and congratulate them and remind them of how important their support of the arts is to you and your organization and the communities you serve. Let them know that you can serve as a resource on the arts should they have need of one. Do it!
Mayor and Aldermen get elected next. Should be fun.