The United States presidential election, and many important state and county elections, are just around the corner. We value everyone’s voice and especially encourage everyone to use their voice during election season by making a plan to vote.
This is an especially critical election season as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have widespread effects on the arts community and the economy as a whole. The pandemic has and will continue to have a disproportionate impact on voter participation in communities who have been affected by the health and economic crisis.
Voter registration deadlines are just around the corner for most states, and you can view state by state voter registration information here.
Below are a few more resources that are helpful in making a voting plan:
- Vote.org – everything you need to vote: check your registration status, register to vote, get election reminders, find polling locations, and more
- Nonprofit VOTE – how to make sure your mail-in ballot counts
- Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund – voting resources for arts advocates
Continue Speaking up for Arts Sector Relief
FAI continues to advocate for the music industry and cultural sector as one of eighteen national Arts Service Organizations in the Performing Arts Alliance. We encourage you to review the following links and resources as Congress nears agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government running through early December, with policymakers still at odds over the content and scale of the next COVID-19 relief package.
It is essential that we all continue speaking up to support those who make a living from the arts and entertainment-related work. The following links provide talking points aligned with the broader arts and nonprofits sector and recent statements that have been advanced with national PAA coalition partners: