To read previous posts, click TheRickieReport.com and scroll down.

Advocacy & The Arts In Florida – It Is Time To Share Your Voice Before May 3rd. Legislators Will Vote On Funding. Tell Them To Support The A List

The Rickie Report is sharing a Call To Action for residents of Florida!  At this moment, our legislators are discussing and voting on a fully vetted and approved list of cultural activities across the State.  We are asking for more than a “share” or “like” on social media.  We are urging artists, art patrons, and art lovers to make your voices heard! The not for profit arts and cultural industry is just that – an INDUSTRY that generates revenue, jobs, and increased sales tax revenues that fuel our economy. The cultural arts make Florida a global destination.   The Arts & Culture industry in Florida creates over 227,843  jobs and returns nearly $500 million in revenue to state and local government.  Please click through to find the easy to follow directions and a synopsis of the information.

 

 

 

 

fundthealist.org

The FUND THE A LIST campaign calls for the Florida legislature to fully fund the essential arts and cultural programs formally reviewed, vetted, and approved by the process established by the Florida Department of State, the Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The positive economic impact these programs provide to our State is substantial. Here are some quick facts about the economic importance of the arts: 

• Every $1 invested in arts and culture returns $9 to the local economy.

• Florida is home to 58,162 arts-related businesses that employ 227,843 people. 

• Cultural Interest is #2 driver for out-of-state and in-state tourists. 

• Over 69.9 million Floridians and tourists participate in arts and culture activities. 

SHORT ON TIME ?

We Need Your Calls and Emails TODAY!  

Not sure what to say?

 

Sample message: Please add your own comments

My name is ……..
I am calling to strongly urge you to support the cultural arts in Florida by funding the A List for Arts & Culture, which has been fully vetted and approved.
I am holding you responsible for the welfare of the State of Florida, which has always included a healthy cultural support system.
I look forward to seeing how you vote.
Thank you.

Who To Contact:

HOUSE SPEAKER

JOSE OLIVA

    (305)   364-3114    District phone          (850)   717-5110    Tallahassee       jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

MARYLYNN MAGAR    

     (772)   545-3481    District phone          (850)   717-5082    Tallahassee        MaryLynn.Magar@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER & HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS VICE CHAIR

DANE EAGLE

     (239)   772-1291    District phone          (850)   717-5077    Tallahassee        Dane.Eagle@myfloridahouse.gov   

HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP

MICHAEL GRANT

     (941)   613-0914    District phone         (850)   717-5075    Tallahassee        Michael.Grant@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER & HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBER

KIONNE L. McGHEE

     (305)   256-6301    District phone         (850)   717-5117    Tallahassee        Kionne.McGhee@myfloridahouse.gov   

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER PRO TEMPORE

TRACIE DAVIS

         (904)   353-2180    District phone             (850)   717-5013    Tallahassee            tracie.davis@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIR

W. TRAVIS CUMMINGS

     (904)   278-5761    District phone         (850)   717-5018    Tallahassee        Travis.Cummings@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE TAT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR

JAY TRUMBULL

         (850)   914-6300    District phone             (850)   717-5006    Tallahassee           Jay.Trumbull@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE TAT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE VICE CHAIR

BRAD DRAKE

       (850)   951-0547    District phone           (850)   717-5005    Tallahassee         brad.drake@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE TAT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBER

BARBARA WATSON

     (305)   654-7100    District phone         (850)   717-5107    Tallahassee    barbara.watson@myfloridahouse.gov

Your State Representative and State Senator

flsenate.gov

myfloridahouse.gov

 

Special thanks to Janeen Mason, of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for sharing this information

and the backgrounders which helped our staff write this article

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

To read previous posts, click TheRickieReport.com and scroll down.