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NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH

WHEREAS, the arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of all Americans; and

WHEREAS, the arts and humanities affect every aspect of life in America today including the economy, social problem solving, job creation, education, creativity, and community livability; and

WHEREAS, cities and states, through their local and state arts agencies, have joined together with the National Cultural Alliance – representing more than 23,000 cultural organizations – for the last four years to celebrate the value and importance of culture in the lives of Americans and the health of thriving communities during National Arts and Humanities Month; and

WHEREAS, the United States Conference of Mayors’ arts partner, Americans for the Arts, kicked-off the last two years’ visibility efforts with a national public service campaign on the CBS Television network and will again coordinate a national awareness campaign this year of activities for National Arts and Humanities Month; and

WHEREAS, the United States Conference of Mayors has actively participated in National Arts and Humanities Month since 1984; and

WHEREAS, the nation's 23,000 cultural organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the nation's 3,800 local arts agencies, the arts and humanities councils of the 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions, and the President of The United States have participated in the past and will be encouraged to participate again this year in this national celebration and public awareness campaign; and

WHEREAS, the month of October 1999, has been designated as National Arts and Humanities Month,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the United States Conference of Mayors urges mayors to build partnerships with their local arts agencies and other members of the arts and humanities community in their cities to proclaim, to participate in, and to celebrate the month of October as National Arts and Humanities Month.

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