Your Action Is Needed Now – Override MCC Budget Cut
Last Friday afternoon, Governor Baker issued a budget veto that would slash funding for the arts through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) by 55%. This cut would reduce state cultural funding to levels not seen since 1994.
On July 1, the Massachusetts Legislature approved a state budget for FY17 that included $14 million in funding through the MCC; this veto would reduce it to $6.5 million.
The chairs of the Legislative Cultural Caucus and the Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee are circulating a letter amongst their fellow legislators, calling for an override of the Governor’s veto.
Visit MASSCreative to contact your legislators: https://www.votervoice.net/MAARTS/Campaigns/47339/Respond
Please spread the word through social media and your own networks.
House members could vote to override the veto as early as tomorrow.
Your action is needed now.
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