Florida Arts Advocates, led by State Captain Sherron Long from Florida Cultural Alliance (second from right), meet Yo-Yo Ma on Arts Advocacy Day 2013. Credit: Florida Cultural Alliance.State Arts Advocacy Captains Network

In 2003, Americans for the Arts formally established a network of State Arts Advocacy Captains in 50 states across the country. The Captains are designated as the official advocacy liaisons to Americans for the Arts in order to advance federal arts legislation at the national level for their state. They also lead their state’s delegation of arts advocates each year at Arts Advocacy Day.

Arts Advocacy Day National Cosponsors and State & Local Grassroots Partners

Arts, education, and civic organizations from across the country come together each year to connect with their members of Congress on Arts Advocacy Day. Each of these organizations joins the coalition endorsing the united advocacy platform of arts and arts education issues. Their participation also supports the training of arts advocates with the latest research and talking points to make the case for the arts and arts education to Congress. View the list of National Cosponsors and State & Local Grassroots Partners.

VoterVOICE State and Local Action Centers

Americans for the Arts has partnered with VoterVOICE on a technology platform that links E-Advocacy Centers at the federal, state, and local levels. With the newest zip code search technology, advocates are able to quickly and conveniently identify their particular city council member, state delegate, and member of Congress in order to send timely and customizable constituent e-mails to their respective elected officials. You can find our national legislative action center here, and check the roster to find local action centers for your state and city.