A Vote for Arts Education

According to a recent report by the Pew Charitable Trust, a majority of voters say they already know what they need to know about both presidential candidates. Even so, in the next two months inboxes and airwaves will be crowded with advertisements about the presidential candidates, while local election races that may have lasting impact on our schools and the lives of our children proceed with much less fanfare.
In order to draw voter awareness to these elections, the California Alliance has undertaken a statewide survey of candidates for local school boards with questions covering policy and funding, as well as candidates’ personal experience with the arts. We’re partnering with seven state and local advocacy organizations -- Arts for LA, Arts OC, Burbank Arts for All, California Arts Advocates, California Arts Council, Californians for the Arts and the State PTA – to make sure that voters all over California have the information they need to elect leaders who will stand up for a quality education that includes the arts

As the deadline for the return of the candidate surveys approaches, you will be notified as to where you can read them. The goal of the Alliance is that you, the voter, have as much information as possible about future School Board Members before you go to the polls in November. In order to guarantee that the Anaheim Union High School Districts VAPA Plan (Visual and Performing Arts) is approved, we want School Board Members who are as passionate about the vital importance of a well-rounded, arts rich education for our children.  Check