All you arts and heritage advocates will be happy to hear that House Bill (HB) 1997 was dropped in the State House of Representatives on February 18, 2011. HB 1997 proposes to secure a solid future for 4Culture’s arts, heritage, and preservation funding programs as a part of King County’s larger economic development strategy. For more info on this bill, go to Blog4Culture. For details on how you can help, go to Advocate4Culture. It outlines what actions you can take to help make a difference. Contact your legislators by February 22nd or attend the hearing to show support for HB 1997 in Olympia on February 22 at 1:30 pm.