A message from Leon Kuehner, IAAE Executive Director
Hello Arts Advocates:
I am pleased to announce the 4th annual Arts Advocacy Day will be held at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. There are many new legislators and leadership changes in the 2017 legislature so the need to advocate for arts education is more important than ever.
This year we will be joined by Turnaround Artist John Lloyd Young, Tony Award winning actor from “Jersey Boys”.
The schedule will be similar to past years:
8:00 a.m. Orientation for advocates at State Capitol
8:30 a.m. Attendance at opening of Iowa House (music by Findley Elementary Choir)
9:00 a.m. Attendance at opening of Iowa Senate (music by Findley Elementary Choir)
9:15 – Noon: Visits to Iowa legislators
Noon: Lunch served at State Capitol: Awards presentation to Senator Herman Quirmbach and Rep; Greg Forristall. Performance by student break dancers from Des Moines who performed at the White House this past spring. Comments from John Lloyd Young.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : Visits to assigned legislators (if needed) possible House & Senate Education Committee testimony
You may register by visiting the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education website:
“Register for Arts Advocacy Day”.
If you know if anyone else who would be interested in being an arts advocate, please pass this information on to them.
I will sending out final information on Advocacy Day early in January.
Thank you so much for your support of arts education in Iowa!