Monday, November 10, 2008
Another Reason To Love President elect Obama
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This was borrowed from Robert Glenns bi-weekly letter... http://clicks.robertgenn.com/eyes-border.php
Of interest is Obama's cultural program. He's apparently been working on it for a couple of years, since long before his nomination. For a guy who writes poetry and consults with Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, it probably came naturally to form that panel of active professional artists to advise him.
Obama wants to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and change the Federal Tax Code for artists. He has ideas like sending out "Artists Corps" to underprivileged schools and communities, expansion of public-private partnerships to increase cultural education programs, cultural diplomacy and the inclusion of foreign talent, less inward-looking xenophobia all 'round, as well as health care for artists. Obama also backs Senator Patrick Leahy's "Artist-Museum Partnership Act," allowing artists to deduct the fair market value of work given to charitable institutions. We might hope that this enlightenment may shine on fundraisers too.
It's my prayer that in this time in our history that enlightenment may shine on us all.
Sign me up for the Artist Corps!
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama
Word of the day: Xenophobia - fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.
p.s. It's real hard not to get all political n shit. I'm so proud of America!