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The Future of We Tell Stories
and Arts Education Needs Your Voice!

We are saddened to report that our Arts Community Partnership Network (ACPN) programs have come to a grinding halt.

On December 12, 2008, the Los Angeles Unified School District officially suspended all ACPN programs canceling all workshops, residencies and shows until further notice. This action was taken shortly after LAUSD instituted an overall spending freeze—a direct consequence of the staggering state budget shortfall.

In light of the current economic state of affairs, the future of small arts organizations like We Tell Stories hangs in the balance. Likewise, the quality of our children’s education is at stake.

Now we need everyone's voice to tell our lawmakers that arts education is crucial for the future of our children.

How can you help?

A tax-deductible donation is always greatly appreciated, especially now in this time of need. However, if you are unable to give at this time, there are many other ways you can help We Tell Stories.

Sign a petition~

Arts for LA is a non-profit advocacy organization that has spearheaded a petition to lawmakers. Please sign this petition so we can send a message about the importance of arts education for our children:

Write a letter~

Mr. Ramon C. Cortines
Office of the Superintendent
333 S. Beaudry Ave., 24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - LA Office
300 South Spring Street
Suite 16701
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Click here for a Sample Letter:

Send an email~

Superintendent Ramon Cortines

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

LA Times Op-Ed:

Stay informed~

LA Unified School District: www.lausd.net

Arts for LA: www.artsforla.org

LA Times: www.latimes.com

LA Times Article on ACPN cuts: www.latimes.com/news

Office of the Governor: gov.ca.gov

We appreciate any and all efforts to continue these vital arts education programs in our schools and across the Southland.

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