The International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) are among the most recent AFM Local 47 member groups to send a clear message to Congress that the proposed defunding of the National Endowment of the Arts is not acceptable.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Write to your representative here: http://www.afm.org/2017/
Call your representative at their local office, or through the Capitol Switchboard in D.C. 202-224-3121, and tell them your name, your zip code (so they know you live in their district), and your instrument if you play one. Ask your Congressperson’s office what they will do to defend the National Endowment for the Arts, and urge them to do everything in their power to preserve access to the arts through this agency.