ADVOCACY

GCI recognizes the need for our cultural and creative community to be informed and advocate for the resources and support necessary to thrive. We will help to inform the community and encourage citizen participation and advocacy for policy changes and increased investment at every level of government to support cultural and artistic expression.​

Here are some of the organizations that provide useful and necessary advocacy information:

Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development – https://malegislature.gov/Committees/LegacyDetail/j30

The duty of the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development to consider all matters concerning tourism, arts and cultural development in the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred.

Animating Democracy – Animatingdemocracy.org

As a program of Americans for the Arts, we bring national visibility to arts for change work, build knowledge about quality practice, and create useful resources. By demonstrating the public value of creative work that contributes to social change and fostering synergy across arts and other fields and sectors, we work to make the arts an integral and effective part of solutions to the challenges of communities and toward ensuring a healthy democracy.

Arts and Business Council of Boston – Artsandbusinesscouncil.org

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston invests in the people and organizations that create the art we love. We do this through integrated and responsive programs and services designed to support and nurture the creative ecosystem.

-Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts
-Art Lending
-The Creative Campus
-Fiscal Sponsorship
-The Open Funds Studios Initiative
-Professional Development Studios For The Artists

Americans for the Arts – americansforthearts.org/advocate

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

-Legislative Issues Center
-Facts and Figures
-Advocacy Toolkit
-Take Action Now

MassCreative – mass-creative.org

MASSCreative advocates for a well-resourced and equitable creative sector that is essential to the economic and civic vibrancy of Massachusetts. Working with its organizational and individual members, MASSCreative advances the public policy, grassroots advocacy learning, and cross-sector alliances necessary to creating a Commonwealth where art, culture, and creativity are a valued part of everyday life.

Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition, MALC (Artists Under the Dome) http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/art_leaders.html

The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table. MALC brings together artists leaders of all disciplines and artist(s) run organizations, initiatives, and businesses around key issues facing Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines.

Contact Information For Federal, State, and Local Elected Officials

United States Senate

Edward Markey, D

255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2742
Website

Elizabeth Warren, D

309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C.20510
Phone: (202) 224- 4543
Website

United States Congress

Congressman Seth Moulton, D

Salem, MA Office (District Office)
21 Front Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 531-1669
Fax: (978) 224-2270
Website

Massachusetts Governor

Charlie Baker, R

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street

Office of the Governor, Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 725-4005
Fax: (617) 727-9725
Website

Massachusetts State Senate

Senator Bruce Tarr, R.

24 Beacon Street, Room 308
Boston, MA 02133
Phone – (617) 722-1600
Fax: (617) 722-1320
Website
Email

Massachusetts State Rep.

Ann-Margaret Ferrante, D

24 Beacon Street, Room 42
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2370
Fax: (617) 722-2339
Website
Email

Mayor Of Gloucester

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

9 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 281-9700
Fax: (978) 281-9738
Website
City Website

 

City of Gloucester City Councilors

Melissa Cox

Phone: (978) 631-9015
Email

Jen Holmgren

Phone: (978) 335-4748
Email

John McCarthy

Phone: (978) 284-0204
Email

James W. O’Hara Jr.

Phone: (978) 979-7533
Email

Ward Councilors

Scott Memhard, Ward 1

Phone: (978) 283-1955 Email

Barrett S, Pett, Ward 2

Phone: (978) 281-2822
Email

Steven G. LeBlanc, Jr., President, Ward 3

Phone: (978) 283-3360

Email

Valerie Gilman, Vice President, Ward 4

Phone: (978) 621- 4682
Email

 

Sean P. Nolan, Ward 5

Phone: (978) 375-8381
Email