Featured Action Items
May 2015 Advocacy Report
Hot off the presses: the PAA May 2015 Advocacy Report is here! Read on for updates about appropriations season, NEA grants, Congressional recess, and more!
Take Action: Protect Performing Arts Wireless Technology!
The FCC is proposing that entities using fewer than 50 microphones would not be able to register in a geo-location database which provides interference protection. This will affect many performing arts organizations, venues, and productions.
The FCC is also considering moving wireless microphones to a longer-term home in a different area of the broadcast spectrum. Moving within the spectrum would mean arts organizations would have to purchase expensive new equipment. Many performing arts organizations already did this in 2010--spending $25K-$100K--when the FCC mandated wireless microphones vacate the 700 MHz band of the broadcast spectrum.
Ask your representative to sign on to a letter by Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ), co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus, urging the FCC to protect wireless microphones.
|I Voted! by Vox Efx, Flickr Creative Commons|
The results of the 2014 mid-term elections—Republican control of the Senate, fewer Democratic seats the House—will bring new faces to Capitol Hill and to some of your districts and states.
With new policymakers headed into office, this is an opportune moment to educate them about the role and value of the arts in America. As soon as possible, make your voice heard and tell your lawmakers how your arts organization is making an impact where you live.
PAA looks forward to building relationships on Capitol Hill with new members of the 114th Congress, and we have tools and information to help arts advocates and organizations do the same with their new leaders.
Stay Up to Date with PAA
Are you on our mailing list? Sign up today to recieve advocacy reports on our policy issues and opportunities to take action with your representatives. Already on our list? Take a minute to review/update your profile.