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Arts as a Campaign Issue

Posted at 3:32 PM on March 4, 2008 by Gillian Martin

An article in today's Los Angeles Times explains why the arts have become a bigger-than-usual issue in this year's presidential campaigns.

An organization called Americans for the Arts has launched an initiative called ArtVote2008 that puts some pressure on candidates of both parties to talk about funding for the arts. (See their 10-point arts policy brief here.)

With everything else going on in the world, does a candidate's position on the arts affect how you vote?