STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – State Senator Amanda Aguirre (D-24) will be acknowledged by the Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts with a “2009 Arts Hero” Award.
A release by the organization states that this special recognition is presented to members of the Arizona State Legislature who played a key role in supporting the arts and arts education issues during the most recent legislative session.
“Arts are arts education are great contributors to the local economy for both the quality of life and for our economy. Dollars spent in our communities help maintain local jobs, which is especially critical given high levels of unemployment,” said Sen. Amanda Aguirre. “I am honored to be acknowledged by the Arizona Action for the Arts for my support of the arts for a second year.”
Incorporated in 2005, Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts is a non-profit statewide arts advocacy membership organization which promotes public dialogue, public policy and legislation favorable to the arts, ensures and increases state funding for the arts, and serves as a resource for expanding other public arts funding sources.
More information on the Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts can be found on their website: http://www.azcitizensforthearts.org/