Calling all Massachusetts artists: Now is the time to contact your Massachusetts legislators to register support for a supplemental appropriation of $750,000 for the MCC’s Adams Arts Program in FY12. Without a supplemental appropriation, it will be very difficult to enroll new participants in our Assets for Artists matched savings program in 2012. The waiting list in 2011 was very long; many more worthy artists deserve the opportunity to invest in their own prosperity and create jobs in the process.
Please call, write or e-mail your own State Senator and Representative today and ask them to support this supplemental appropriation. Your message does not need to be complicated. Just relate how important Assets for Artists is to you and/or your fellow artist-entrepreneurs, tell them the MCC’s Adams Arts Program is what makes Assets for Artists possible, ask for their support, and ask them to communicate that support to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey and Senate Ways and Means Chairman Stephen Brewer.
To find your Senator and Representative, click here: http://capwiz.com/artsusa/ma/state/main/?state=MA&view=myofficials#0
You can also contact the Ways and Means chairs directly by emailing:
• Senate Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey: Brian.Dempsey@massmail.state.ma.us
• House Ways and Means Chairman Stephen Brewer: Stephen.Brewer@masenate.gov
The advocacy messages in support of this program have been getting through on Beacon Hill, but it is important to keep the messages coming.