Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Secretary of the Arts

PETITION SEEKING SIGNATURES FOR A REQUEST TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
TO APPOINT A SECRETARY OF THE ARTS.

Quincy Jones, famed musician, has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts.  While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts--now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

Thank You!

http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html




Received this from my daughter, Kathryn.
Please feel free to copy and paste to your blog.

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Couldn't agree more, in times like these we need to lift our hearts and minds out of the muck and find the beauty. Thank you, Bobbie, I'm putting it on my blog, too.

Casdok said...

Hope the petition works!

kenju said...

We have one of those in NC, but it never occurred to me that we don't have a national post for that. We should!

Dianne said...

Many people don't realize how art enriches our lives. I'll never forget the study that showed children involved in a music program did better in ALL their studies.

Daryl said...

What a good idea

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm so glad you posted about this! I read a good post on another blog on this topic too. I want to link to both that post and yours. I'm trying to read blogs today, though. That is my blogging priority for today. I hope I can get to it tomorrow or over the weekend.

Thank you. I will sign the petition now.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I heard about this, thanks for offering this on your post!

ruby said...

i posted this on my site