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

Support the Drama Therapist and Dance/Movement Therapist Licensing Act

A1220/S675, the Drama Therapist and Dance/Movement Therapist Licensing Act, comes up for vote on April 12.

Please take a moment to ask your state legislators to support these bills in voting sessions scheduled for Thursday (April 12). Licensure for these professionals protects consumers by requiring therapists to meet state and national standards and improves access to therapy services for New Jersey residents.

Support the Music Therapist Licensing Act

A2183, the Music Therapist Licensing Act, comes up for vote on April 12.

Please take a moment to ask your state legislators to support this bill in a voting session scheduled for Thursday (April 12). Licensure for these professionals protects consumers by requiring therapists to meet state and national standards and improves access to therapy services for New Jersey residents.

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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