Outreach to Legislators

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Tennessee Arts Advocacy Day

Each year, arts supporters from across the state gather in Nashville to visit with their lawmakers.  Organized and presented by Tennesseans for the Arts, Arts Advocacy Day offers the opportunity for all segments of Tennessee's extraordinary arts and cultural community to come together to 1.) Network and make new friends, 2.) Receive advocacy and policy information about arts funding in Tennessee, and 3.) Speak with our state legislators about the importance of the arts in our state.  

The West Tennessee ArtsAdvocacy Day 2020 delegation for was strong, including 36 delegates from Memphis.  Over the course of the day, members of this group had the opportunity to speak with:

Senator Raumesh Akbari
Senator Delores Gresham
Senator Lee Harris
Senator Brian Kelsey
Senator Mark Norris
Senator Paul Rose
Senator Reginal Tate
Representative Caren Camper
Representative Jesse Chism   
Representative Jim Coley
Representative Barbra Cooper                                          
Representative John DeBerry
Representative G.A. Hardaway                                                                  
Representative London Lamar 
Representative Tom Leatherwood
Representative Larry Miller
Representative Antonio Parkinson 
Representative DeWayne Thompson
Representative Joe Towns, Jr.   
Representative Kevin Vaughn







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