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Where Does Romney Officially Stand on the Arts?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012

In an official letter sent to the Romney campaign earlier this month, the Arts Action Fund requested Governor Romney’s official position on arts policy issues.  More specifically, arts policy issues as they relate to education, economic development, charitable incentives, healthcare, grantmaking to state and local nonprofit and governmental arts agencies, and others.

Undoubtedly, many arts supporters have seen and heard Governor Romney’s public statements in the media regarding the National Endowment for the Arts.  As the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, we’ve asked him to set the official record straight once and for all. We let the campaign know that we represent YOU; the 200,000+ voters from across the country that care deeply about the health of the arts and arts education in America.  The letter stated:

“Each election cycle we call on candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to share their positions on the arts and arts education. Four years ago we requested the positions on these topics from then-Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. Both candidates provided a response.”

Stay tuned in the final weeks leading up to the 2012 election for the official response from the Romney campaign.
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