The Arts

The Arts

Promoting Arts & Culture


I am committed to policies and programs that have done much for our creative arts industry and economy. Investment in the arts strengthens our communities and contributes to our nation’s rich cultural heritage.

Three important national arts agencies are under massive attack by Republicans as revealed in the last two Trump budget proposals. National Public Radio (the Corporation for Public Broadcasting), the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities are all zeroed out of the budget. If Trump and fellow Republicans have their way, we will no longer be informed by “All Things Considered. ” We will likely miss out on dozens of Pulitzer Prize winning novels, biographies, and histories.  We will no longer enjoy educational programming like Sesame Street and Ken Burn’s The Civil War.  We will no longer be entranced by plays such as Hamilton, which had its beginnings in an NEA funded theater.

State governments, strapped for funding for potholes and toxic cleanups, have slashed school arts and humanities budgets. The NEA and NEH provide much needed arts and education programming for public schools, local libraries, museums, and arts councils.

And that funding is not expensive. NEA and NEH have combined budgets of less than $300 million, less than 0.008% of the total federal budget. The return on that small investment is enormous.

I support the arts.  I will vote to fund those agencies that do so much to enrich our lives and enhance our nation’s culture.

If  my vision reflects your vision, won’t you please volunteer for or contribute to our campaign?  Working together, our vision can become reality.