Did you know….
…there is currently legislation before the State Senate to develop a cultural access fund? The legislation would increase access to art and educational opportunities in a variety of ways. For public school students, the legislation would:
· Expand experiences at schools or on-site at eligible organizations
· Leverage in-school education through cultural activities
· Fund transportation for every public school student to attend or participate in cultural organizations, once a year
· Focus on schools in economically-disadvantaged areas
More information is available at www.culturalaccesswa.org.
Right now the most important thing you can do is contact your representatives and encourage them to support House Bill 2212. This bill has been held up in the House Finance Committee and members of that committee (including bill co-sponsor and Chair Reuven Carlyle) need to hear from constituents with the simple message “Pass HB 2212 out of committee.”
Cultural Access Washington’s legislation has three main benefits – it enhances education, improves our economy, and preserves local control. It would also allow for a vote of the people at the county level before it could be implemented.
Please take a moment to call or email your representatives today. Members of the House Finance Committee may be found here …
And the full House of Representatives is listed here …