Affirm the Importance of the Arts in Tennessee

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Funding for the arts is a bipartisan issue.  According to the New York Times, "the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities."  This month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released updated economic numbers on how the arts has grown to a $730 billion industry. This represents 4.2 percent of the nation’s GDP—a larger share of the economy than transportation, tourism, and agriculture—and directly employs 4.8 million people.   We have several representatives from Tennessee that serve on committees with jurisdiction over funding for these essential programs. If you believe in the importance of the arts I urge you to sign this petition to join me as a collective voice on behalf of the arts.  If the arts have had a significant impact on you or someone you know, help me advocate for the continued support for the arts in Tennessee.  

 



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