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Advocacy Resources - NETWORK

Activate an Advocacy NETWORK.


⇒Identify and build an advocacy network. Action requires committed people. Include media, legislators, education decision makers and parents.
⇒Work with your state/regional NAEA organization to partner with your state Alliance for Arts Education affiliate and your state’s arts advocacy citizens group.
⇒Communicate your MESSAGE to your network.
⇒Leverage your network to impact policy and budget.
⇒Keep your network engaged by being VISIBLE.
⇒Activate your network in times of crisis.

Talking Points
Advocacy Tips
Engaging Members of Congress
Reach Out and Touch Your State Legislator
Tips for Talking with your Legislator

Network Tools and Links

Americans for the Arts – Arts Action Center (with links to finding local, state and federal legislator contacts and media contacts)
Keep Arts in Schools – An online community for arts education advocates
Dewey21C Arts Journal Blog - Written by New York City Center for Arts Education Executive Director Richard Kessler – Astute commentary on developing issues in the field
Facebook – A social networking site where groups can be created to stay in touch and communicate key issues and events.
Example Facebook groups:
    ⇒Art Education Association of Indiana
    ⇒Save Arts Education - Miami based group
    ⇒Oak Ridge Booster Club from Oregon

Advocacy "Basics" Resources 
American Alliance of Museums Advocacy Information
Americans for the Arts – Arts Action Center (with links to finding local, state and federal legislator and media contacts)
Arts Education Partnership – The source for research compendia and policy information on the national and state level
Keep Arts in Public Schools – An online community for arts education advocates
Kennedy Center Advocacy Toolkit – A good basic “how to” for effective advocacy
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) (formerly MENC) – Advocacy and Public Policy Resources
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Arts Education

Advocacy Bookmarks. Click on the images to view the bookmarks.