Friday, January 28, 2011

Help Support the Arts!

Chicagoans will soon elect a new mayor for the first time in 22 years. The next mayor will make decisions that will impact Chicago's arts industry for generations.

Chicago is home to a powerful arts industry that generates more than $2 billion in economic activity and employs more than 150,000 people annually. Yet, the arts infrastructure in Chicago is vulnerable. Recently, there have been lay-offs at the Department of Cultural Affairs, cuts to the CityArts grant program, and proposals to privatize the Blues and Jazz Festivals among others.

To tell the candidates that the arts matter, sign this petition!

To learn more about how arts affect the economy and for more information on this campaign visit :

Supported by Lawyers for the Creative Arts and Woman's Caucus for Art

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