July 31 Policy & Action Review

 

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Policy Update

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MASSCreative continues to monitor and report on state and federal policy that supports equitable communities and a stronger, more inclusive creative sector. 

Learn more in MASSCreative's Federal & State Policy Updates, including:

  • Fourth Federal Stimulus Bill
  • RESTART Act
  • State’s Economic Development Bond Bill
  • Extended Legislative Session

  

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Currently, the State House and Senate are in conference committee debating H.4887 and S.2842, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth, which includes authorized spending to protect the arts and 

Cultural community. We’re asking our legislators to retain both the House and Senate provisions that would add $11M and $20M in arts & cultural funding respectively. 

Join us and write to your legislators today!

Republicans in the Senate have released their proposal for a COVID-19 stimulus bill called the HEALS Act, and Senators are now working to reconcile it with the HEROES Act passed in the House in May. Join our partners at Americans for the Arts in urging our lawmakers to pass the policies that would protect and aid the creative community during this pandemic.

Write to your federal lawmakers today.


Create The Vote brings the arts and culture community together to play our part for a more, inclusive representative democracy for all. Will you pledge to #CreateTheVote?

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Spotlight: Meet the MASSCreative Interns!

This week we’re turning the spotlight towards our own staff– specifically, the wonderful team of interns we have working with us! This Summer, MASSCreative has an exceptional group of fellows and interns leading and supporting our efforts. Learn more about them and their work!

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Virtual Policy & Action Updates

Thank you to the hundreds of advocates that have joined the MASSCreative team for our weekly Virtual Policy & Action Updates on Fridays from 9:45-10:00am.

Check out MASSCreative’s July 24 Policy & Action Update

Register for MASSCreative’s August 7 Policy & Action Update

 

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July 31 State Policy Update

Included in this Update

  • Extended Legislative Session
  • Economic Development Bond Bill 
  • Local Aid and State Education Funding
  • FY21 State Budget
  • Juneteenth
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Spotlight: Meet the MASSCreative Interns!

This Summer, MASSCreative has an exceptional group of fellows and interns leading and supporting our efforts. Learn more about them and their wonderful work!

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July 31 Federal Policy Update

Included in this update:

  • Senate’s Fourth Stimulus Bill
  • RESTART Act 
  • Save our Stages Act
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Action Alert: Thank Your Legislators for Supporting Arts & Culture!

7/31/20 5pm Update:

The House and Senate appointed members to a conference committee to reconcile the versions of the bills. This action alert is now closed.

 

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Action Alert: Email your State Reps for Arts & Culture Relief TODAY

7/28/20 10pm Update:

The House passed a final version of the bill to be engrossed. It includes a total of $11M is included in the House bill for arts and culture:

  • $6M to promote artists, local museums, local performing arts organizations, local performance venues, and other arts and cultural nonprofit organizations
  • $5M to ensure students have access to remote cultural experiences and a statewide commission on COVID recovery for the creative and cultural sectors.

Please make sure thank your state rep for their work on behalf of arts and culture in the Commonwealth

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August 7 MASSCreative Virtual Policy & Action Update

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CTV Updates: Safe Elections Law

On July 6, Secretary of State Bill Gavin announced that Gov. Charlie Baker had signed an H.4820 into law. The new legislation extends the early voting period and grants all Massachusetts residents the option to vote by mail in the 2020 state primary and general elections.

Create the Vote Steering Committee partner MassVOTE has put together this helpful FAQ to help you understand the bill and how it affects voting in the age of COVID-19.

 

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July 24 MASSCreative Virtual Policy & Action Update

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Tell Lawmakers Arts and Culture Need Protection Now

On Wednesday July 15, State Senators Hinds, Kennedy and DiZoglio held a listening session on the Commonwealth's reopening for Arts, Culture and Small Businesses. MASSCreative joined the Hanover Theater, the Mass Cultural Council, MASS MoCA and the New England Aquarium to share the impact that COVID-19 and the subsequent economic crisis has had on the creative community. 

As the Governor, House and Senate work to develop relief funds and economic stimulus packages, we need our state leaders to know that art and culture are vital to the economic and communal recovery of the Commonwealth. 

We have temporarily paused this action alert.

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