As you may have seen in media reports, legislators are considering raiding the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to pay for a new stadium for the Vikings.This is certainly not what the voters were told this money would be used for when they passed the Legacy Amendment in 2008.Raiding the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for a stadium will reduce the funding available for arts and cultural programs throughout Minnesota, including those offered by libraries.Please call or e-mail your legislators and tell them that you oppose using Arts Fund money for a stadium.Minnesota Citizens for the Arts has an excellent tool on their website for constructing a letter to your legislator using your choice of talking points. The link is below:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Contact Your Legislator re Legacy Funds!
From Elaine Keefe, lobbyist for MLA/MEMO: