IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth

Dear Colleague,

Like me, those of us in USA are probably receiving action alerts from multiple organizations to take some sort of action or to be sure you make your voice be heard. There is a reason.
As many of us work both in the arts and in the field of education, the budget proposals that President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos proposed this week are unacceptable and we must take action to ensure Congress does not let this budget move forward. While we need to keep this fresh in our minds as we look toward the 2018 election, EACH OF US must take the time NOW to stop the de-funding of arts and many education services.
Send a text message to 504-09 with RESIST as the message. You will receive a few prompts asking for your zip code to find your Congressional representatives and for your message to them.
Resistbot generates a fax to your senators and representatives, which may be more effective than a phone call or email. I have used this method multiple times and have received responses from my representatives.
Your message can be short or long. It can simply be: My community is depending on YOU to make the right choice and stop the President's unacceptable budget proposal. OR you may list the specific proposed cuts that are most important to you, such as from this list provided by Americans for the Arts:

For more information or additional ways to connect with your representatives, visit americansforthearts.org or follow any of the suggestions you may be receiving.

Ray Gargano
President, IPAY Board of Directors
International Performing Arts for Youth  |  
267-690-1325  |  info@ipayweb.org  |  http://www.ipayweb.org

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