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FWD: Schiff Bill Update

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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 17:34:47 -0700

>The bill has been amended to include all the co-authors. I believe we ended
>up with 35 (5 more than in the last session). I expect it to pass the
>Assembly without any problem. The Governor has indicated his support.
>The $13 million augmentation is in the Conference Committee, and I am
>optimistic Carole Migden, Denise Ducheny and Steve Peace will keep it at that
>FULL amount. Sen. Schiff was trying to meet with Assemblywoman Migden
>There is still time to fax letters or make phone calls to Migden, Ducheny and
>Peace's offices.
>Migden - Tel: 916-319-2013 Fax: 916.3192113 Ask for: Chief of Staff
>Alan LoFaso -- or leave word that you hope Assemblywoman Migden will AGAIN
>fight to make sure the arts augmentation is at the FULL $13 million. That's
>Ducheny: Tel: 916.319-2079 Fax: 916.319-2179
>Chief of Staff - Maria Alvarez
>Same message as Migden.
>Sen. Steve Peace Tel: 916.445-6767 Fax: 916.327-3522
>Leg. Coord. Lucy Camarillo
>Same message.
>PLEASE - if you haven't made the call yet, DO IT RIGHT NOW. It will only
>take you five minutes to make all three calls.
>TEL: 916.445-2841
>FAX: 916.445-4633
>The budget is suppose to be passed and enacted by June 15th. The legislature
>is making every effort to get it to the Governor in time this year, and they
>expect to do that. There is a very good chance the Governor will get in
>time, and sign it. There is less reason this year for the Big 5 to meet to
>iron out differences.
>It is really important to get our messages to Governor Davis in the next
>week. If we want him to approve the full $13 million request (assuming that
>is in the final version of the legislature's budget), then we had better
>inundate his office with a strong show of support state wide.
>PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do EVERYTHING you can this week to get people in your
>area who support the arts at whatever level to either call or fax the
>Governor a brief note saying they want him to approve the $13 MILLION
>Period. A 30 second phone call or a 10 word fax.
>Let's get this done once and for all.
>Thank you everyone -- locals, presenters, board members, museums, music,
>dance and theater groups -- big and little arts organizations and individual
>artists and supporters throughout the state, and to the Arts Advocates,
>Sherry Geiogue, Sen. Schiff, and everyone else who has worked so hard to once
>again pass this legislation and funding increase. You've done another
>magnificent job.

Jeanne-Marie Fritts
Executive Director