Sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) and developed by and for BIPOC artists and creatives, the Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Act (H.R. 7627), centers the arts and humanities as a critical lever to dismantle systemic racism in the United States. This is the first bill that intentionally brings together racial justice and arts groups to build a national movement on this issue.

Watch the webinar, "Advancing Arts and Justice with Congresswoman Barbara Lee," to learn more about this important legislation. You can now watch the recording here.

Take Action and Support this Legislation!
  • Step 1: Use this form to send letters to encourage Members of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor the bill. The bill needs 218 members to sign!

  • Step 2: Please join California Arts Advocates and over 130 entities, including the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), Americans for the Arts, Recording Academy, and individual artists committed to social justice, to endorse H.R. 7627. In addition to organizations, individual artists are invited to endorse the legislation. Click here to sign your name as a supporter of this bill.

Click here for more information on H.R.7627 and click here to read the legislation.