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ADVOCACY

Advocacy: Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.

 

The most convincing advocate can effectively communicate how the arts change people's lives and vitalize Tennessee Communities.

Join Us!

If you are a member please join us for Arts Advocacy Day each March.

I'm a Member, what should I do next?

Find important resources here to advocate for the arts in TN.

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Who is my Legislator?

So I can share with them the importance of the arts.

TFTA supports and promotes the Arts Caucus in the Tennessee General Assembly

What is the Arts Caucus?

The Tennessee Arts Caucus promotes the importance of the arts. It helps facilitate valuable policy discussion on the importance of the arts in our state. The arts have an economic impact on our communities, define who we are culturally and should be a part of nearly every discussion that takes place in the Tennessee General Assembly.

The Arts Caucus currently has a robust membership of House and Senate members. Find your lawmakers here.

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Rep. Kelly Keisling

R - Byrdstown

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Sen. Sara Kyle

D - Memphis

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Sen. Jon Lundberg

R - Bristol

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Rep. Jason Powell

D - Nashville

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Rep. Bob Ramsey

R - Maryville

Sen. Becky Duncan Massey

Arts Caucus Chairwoman

R - Knoxville

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Lt. Governor Randy McNally

R - Oak Ridge

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Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton

R - Crossville

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Sen. Raumesh Akbari

D - Memphis

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Sen. Paul Bailey

R - Sparta

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Sen. Mike Bell

R - Cleveland

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Sen. Janice Bowling

R - Tullahoma

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Sen. Richard Briggs

R - Knoxville

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Sen. Rusty Crowe

R - Johnson City

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Rep. Curtis Halford

R - Dyer

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Rep. Patsy Hazlewood

R - Signal Mountain

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Rep. Dan Howell

R - Cleveland

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Sen. Ed Jackson

R - Jackson

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Sen. Jack Johnson

R - Franklin

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Rep. Johnny Shaw

D - Bolivar

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Sen. Steve Southerland

R - Morristown

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Sen. John Stevens

R - Huntingdon

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Sen. Art Swann

R - Maryville

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Sen. Bo Watson

R - Hixson

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Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver

R - Lancaster

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Rep. Mark White

R - Memphis

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Rep. Sam Whitson

R - Franklin

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Sen. Ken Yager

R - Kingston

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Sen. Jeff Yarbro

D - Nashville