Save the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

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Stephanie Stevens
Jul 21, 2020
Art is essential in Philadelphia!

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Nina Ricci
Jul 16, 2020
We need growth and healing and self-expression to survive

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Diane Scheib
Jul 5, 2020
Im an artist and teacher. We must pass these skills and appreciation for beauty and creativity to the next generation. Especially in times of desperation, war, conflict, quarantine, isolation, . . . It us when we need the arts most. Beauty in a time when things need HOPE! Exactly when you need the Arts most!!!!!

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Lauren Summers
Jun 24, 2020
The arts are an integral part of Philly.

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Sharon Wiedmann
Jun 22, 2020
Because Philadelphia IS art.

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Jill Esposito
Jun 20, 2020
Please continue giving the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy the funding it needs and deserves. The arts and culture ARE the city. They give the city personality, beauty, something to be proud of, and a lifeblood that keeps flowing for generations to come.

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Christin Zurbach
Jun 20, 2020
Arts and culture are essential and a lot of Philadelphia institutions doing important work for their communities would suffer or shut down without this funding. We need to keep the office funded!

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Walter Bilderback
Jun 19, 2020
Because OACCE and PCF serve vital functions for Philadelphia. The money necessary to fully fund them can easily be found by cutting $120 million from the PPD budget and Funding Our Communities.

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Joe Gellerstein
Jun 18, 2020
$1.5M is a ridiculous amount of money to help your city.. such a city filled with diverse culture that can bring serious change to your city.. Mr Mayor, you should be ashamed of yourself

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Katherine Grace
Jun 18, 2020
The arts are my LIFE. They are my career and I have seen FIRST HAND how they help people and communities thrive. The arts bridge neighborhoods and borders across the world. Without them, why do we live life? The arts are human expression. What makes our lives fulfilling, worth living, without them? What makes Philly, PHILLY, without the arts? A city I wouldn’t recognize. MAYOR KENNEY AND CITY COUNCIL. Please reconsider this budget proposal which I am certain would devastate our beautiful city.