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Thursday 02.26.09

« Photography in the Biennial | Main | Festivities »

Save the Oregon Cultural Trust from political raiders

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Oregon Cultural Trust license plate, a program that has raised 1.3 million of the 1.8 in jeopardy

Notice, if you gave funds to the Oregon Cultural Trust that money is in danger of being reappropriated for things other than culture, RACC has the info here. What's even mindbogglingly worse the 1.8 million dollar war chest the trust has already built up over the years is in danger of being "recaptured." This would effectively kill the program's credibility with donors for all time by breaking their trust.

This is the same sort of short sightedness that constantly puts cultural funding at risk, but it's far worse because it decimates a successful program that is trying to pull Oregon out of the bottom 5 for funding of the arts. Time to dig in, sharpen your teeth and definitely click here and let the politicians know what you think.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on February 26, 2009 at 11:25 | Comments (0)


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