Support Budget Transparency in DC Tomorrow!


Last week, I blogged about a somewhat unusual event going down this Wednesday: DC Arts Advocacy Day. It’s an event close to home for Sunlight, but our participation is far from sentimental. The DC Advocates for the Arts, who put on Arts Advocacy each year, have a clear stance that increasing government transparency is part of their vision for long-standing changes to the the government works with and supports artists. Here’s an excerpt from their Advocacy primer from last year:

We ask that the District make public the programming and granting program budgets for Arts and Humanities support in the District, and encourage public input in any revisions of those programs.

Sunlight is one of 15 other local groups partnering with the DC Advocates for the Arts for this event because we support their call for budgetary transparency. If you’re a local and you’re interested in showing your support for open government in the District, please join us at the event tomorrow. At noon, we’ll be gathering in front of the John A. Wilson Building to hear from arts and transparency advocates — and might event get to take in some surprise entertainment. I’ve posted a recap of the details below.

Hope to see you there!

DC Arts Advocacy Day

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Public Gathering & Statements: 12PM – 1PM

John A. Wilson Building (the District’s city hall)

Full disclosure: I’ve received funding from the DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities and sit on the board of the DC Advocates.