Advocacy Alert! Support 4Culture at Last Public Hearing Tomorrow

We have big news to report from Advocate4Culture about the efforts to support SHB 1997 which 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.

According to Advocate4Culture’s Blog, here’s the latest:

“Advocates, we need you as much as ever. Our LAST PUBLIC HEARING (woo hoo!) is scheduled and we need everyone and anyone to show up, sign in and be present. This is the most important action you can take to help save arts and heritage funding. If this is a basketball game, we’re in the last 5 minutes, and the hometown crowd needs to jump to it’s feet. This is our last chance to show up en mass and show our legislators who’s lives/economies/communities/jobs they’re dealing with.

Senate Ways & Means hearing on SHB 1997

THIS Wednesday, 03/30/11, 1:30 pm (second on the agenda)

J.A. Cherberg Building, Senate Hearing Rm 4 – Olympia

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Plan to arrive in Olympia around 1:15 to sign in.

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We’ll be leaving the Pioneer Square neighborhood (in Seattle) around 11:30 a.m. and hope to be back no later than 6:30 p.m. BE THERE!

If you cannot attend, please write or call the members of the Ways and Means committee hearing the bill and urge them to support SHB 1997. They will likely vote on it in the next few days. The clock is ticking! Save arts and heritage in King County TODAY!”