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The Cultural Advocacy Coalition serves as your political voice in Salem on behalf of Oregon’s arts, heritage and humanities. Benefiting every Oregonian, culture cannot thrive without public investment partnerships. The Cultural Advocacy Coalition works to increase Oregon’s public investments in the almost countless cultural activities and assets seen in every community throughout our state. Part of advocating for a public investment partnership is educating policymakers about the rich resources found in their own backyard.


Candidate Endorsements Announced:

Ballots are out. It’s time to vote for culture. The following candidates have shown their support for culture through their voting record in Salem or have gone through the process as a new candidate to be considered for an endorsement. We are pleased to announce the endorsement of the following candidates for the Oregon Legislature:

Oregon State Senate

District 6, Lee Beyer, Democrat
District 16, Betsy Johnson, Democrat
District 17, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD, Democrat
District 23, Michael Dembrow, Democrat
District 26, Chuck Thomsen, Republican

Oregon State House
District 5, Peter Buckley, Democrat
District 26, Eric Squires, Democrat
District 28, Jeff Barker, Democrat
District 32, Deborah Boone, Democrat
District 33, Mitch Greenlick, Democrat
District 35, Margaret Doherty, Democrat
District 42, Rob Nosse, Democrat
District 48, Michael Reardon, Democrat
District 54, Knute Buehler, MD, Republican
District 59, John Huffman, Republican

Please remember to vote by 8:00PM, November 4, 2014.

*Not all new candidates for office completed the Coalition’s endorsement questionnaire and not all incumbents requested an endorsement based on their voting record. As additional background information, votes for and against final passage of HB 3367B, which extended the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit to 2020 can be found here.

Advocacy resources:
2013 Legislative Report
The Art of Politics– Arts Summit Advocacy Training 2013

Additional resources:
10 year impact of Oregon Cultural Trust:

Help support the Cultural Advocacy Coalition

A small commitment from many partners enables us to advocate for public funds and educate legislators about the impact of culture in their own communities. Join the Cultural Advocacy Coalition and make a difference!

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Cultural Advocacy Coalition
PO Box 9160
Portland, OR 97207

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