Arts Action Center

Through ArtPride’s Arts Action Center, you can contact elected officials directly and stay up-to-date with arts-related legislation. Just enter your address, and a letter with information on the current issue will be addressed to elected officials in your district, or a petition will be filled out on your behalf.  Add a personal touch by sharing a story about how the arts impact your neighborhood.

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Active Issues

Have Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act Placed on Commerce Committee Agenda for a Vote

To all drama and dance/movement therapists and supporters:

We need your help once again!

We are asking you to write to Senator Pou, chairperson of Senate Commerce committee now to strongly urge her to place our bill, the NJ Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act (Bill A1220/S675), on the agenda of next meeting of the Committee, and that the bill be voted on.

Click here for a quick and easy way to contact Senator Pou’s office. Please do this now, even if you have done this before. This is a new campaign, sending a new message.

And, please ask your friends and family to write to Senator Pou as well, even if they do not live in NJ. We are grateful for the support you continue to show throughout this process.

Thank you for taking action NOW!


Sponsors Needed for Arts Funding Bills

Please ask your NJ State Legislators to Sponsor S247/A3101 to Increase Funding for Arts, History & Tourism

S247/A3101 – Increases minimum annual amounts for appropriation for certain arts, historical heritage, and tourism purposes from hotel and motel occupancy fee revenues.

This bill does not change the poison pill level that remains in place, but by proposing $25 million of increased appropriation is supportive of the needs that exist in all three communitiesSponsors are needed for both bills, so please contact your legislators today and ask them to co-sponsor these bills in the Assembly and Senate.

Current primary sponsors of S247 are Senators Jeff Van Drew (R-Dist 1) and Senator Troy Singleton (D-Dist 7), and co-sponsors are Senators Thomas Kean, Jr.  (R-Dist 21), Patrick Diegnan (D-Dist 18), Bob Gordon (D- Dist 38), and Chris Brown (R-Dist 2).

Current primary sponsors of A3101 are Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones (D-Dist 5) and Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Dist 14).

Please take a moment to thank the current sponsors for their support.

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