Legislators Support the Work of Connecticut Artists

Legislators Support the Work of Connecticut Artists

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Linda Lindroth started this petition to state legislators and

We, the undersigned, urge the state's representatives (elected and appointed) to own, buy, promote and display art by one or more of the thousands of artists in the state of CT who contribute their tax dollars and donations to support the programs and culture of Connecticut. Artists are asked to donate to fundraisers for non-profit organizations, pay taxes on our sales and contribute in kind to all sorts of projects because we have valuable goods that people want to own. Yet rarely can artists deduct the value of their donated art to non-profit cultural or charitable organizations tax deductible. Where is the art in the offices of our legislators and representatives?

 

During the pandemic hundreds of artists have lost income, jobs, including many who have lost their low wage adjunct teaching positions, as well as their benefits and healthcare, while we artists are still asked to contribute our work and expertise for free. Where are our advocates?

 

Advocacy and visibility for all artists: young and older, of all genders, of all nationalities and races. Do not discriminate. We are all facing the same challenges as small business owners, restaurant workers, and seasonal employees. Hang our work on your walls, showcase Connecticut Artists on your ZOOM backgrounds, and arrange socially distanced visits to studios.

 

If you are elected or appointed, we expect your advocacy. If you are one of the 151 representatives to the States House, one of the 5 Congressional Representatives to U. S. House, one of the 2 Senators, If you are the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller, and Attorney General. If you are a Mayor of a city or town, an Alder, or appointed to a post you need to support the cultural life of your community.

 

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