2012 Advocacy Underway

This week arts advocates from across the state will be in Albany to press the case for public funding for the arts and humanities.  MANY will be circulating its advocacy agenda to members of the tourism/arts committees in the Senate and Assembly (see below). You can do your part by raising your voice with your state legislators in support of MANY's advocacy agenda.  The agenda is part of a larger advocacy white paper, Living on the Knife's Edge: The Status of New York State's Museums in 2012. For information about how your museum or heritage organization can advocate, see this FAQ. NYS Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Betty Little, Chair Eric Adams (D- Kings)Greg Ball (R-Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester) John J. Bonacic  (R-Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster) Thomas K. Duane  (D-New York) Patrick M. Gallivan  (R-Erie, Livingston, Ontario, Wyoming) Joseph A. Griffo  (R-Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence) Mark Grisanti  (R-Erie, Niagara) Timothy M. Kennedy  (D – Erie) Jeffrey D. Klein  (D-Bronx, Westchester) Carl L. Marcellino  (R-Nassau, Suffolk) Patty Ritchie  (R-Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence) Jose M. Serrano  (D-Bronx, New York) David J. Valesky  (D- Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga) NYS Assembly Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Margaret Markey, Chair Ken Blankenbush (R-Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence) John Ceretto (R-Niagara) Christopher Friend (R-Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga) Dennis Gabryszak (D-Erie) Aileen Gunther (D-Orange, Sullivan) Sean Hanna (R-Livingston, Monroe, Ontario) Guillermo Linares (D-New York) John McEneny (D-Albany) Steven McLaughlin (R-Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer) Dean Murray (R-Suffolk) Daniel O'Donnell (D-New York) Dan Quart (R-New York)   Bob Reilly (D-Albany,Saratoga) Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx) Samuel Roberts (D-Onondaga) Linda Rosenthal (D-New York) Teresa Sayward (R-Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren) Matthew Titone (D-Richmond)