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Have a Party to Put Advocacy in Action

San Diego is hosting the first of a series of events across California to bring attention to the importance of the arts and arts education to candidates for elected office. If you are in San Diego for the day on Friday, join us at 5pm for our 2010 Arts and Culture Election Mixer at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Get the event detail here.

We have candidates for City Council, School Board, County Supervisor, and State Assembly all expected to attend. With 100 of San Diego’s arts and culture leaders along with the board members from California Arts Advoctes surrounding these candidates at the mixer, we think this will be the first step to building relationships with the eventual winners of these races.

If you haven’t started planning an election event focused on the arts in your community I encourage you to get started. The election is less than three months away. It really only takes a commited group of people to use their networks to distribute invitations, follow up with campaigns and secure a cultural location. Americans for the Arts Action Fund even has tips and tools to help you.

There is no more fun way to build relationships with candidates than by throwing a party to impress them with the crowd you draw, the calibre of leader in attendance, and the power of the arts as a backdrop. Post info about your party in the comments below!


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