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February 17, 2009



I don't know. Why wasn't the advocacy there the whole time? Americans for the Arts seems pretty inept: on policy, on advocacy, even in the commercials. (Seriously, Raisin Brahms?)

Maybe they're spending time building infrastructure behind the scenes?

Might just be me, but I don't see it as much of a victory as a reminder of the failures of artists and arts orgs to use their voices on a consistent basis.

Adam Thurman

Agreed, Raisin Brahms is pretty damn bad.

Maybe your point is a more accurate one, the NEA bill shows what happens when the arts uses their voice on a regular basis. Things like Americans for the Arts are just vehicles for that voice.

Ultimately the battle was won because artists spoke up.

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