I received this in my e-mail today and thought I would post rather than resend in the hope that this would potentially be seen by more people.
This is a great idea of Quincy Jones's….sign the petition!
Subject: Secretary of the Arts
This is a really cool idea. Think of the symbolism of creating a cabinet level position to reassert the country's commitment to the arts.
To be seen and heard, we must be at the table. Here's our chance.
Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint
a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of
Art or Culture for centuries, the United States has never created such a
position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more
than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then
pass it on to your friends and colleagues.
If you care – pass it on: (if you tell two friends…and they tell two
friends…and so on..and so on…) Only takes a moment, and if we in the
arts community don't do it, who are we waiting for?:
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