From Laurie Larson
Help put the music first, there's an online petition: "Secretary of the Arts" at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/esnyc/
While many countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. This would help our education policies, and in the research I do in Arizona, keeping art & music in the schools greatly reduces the dropout epidemic that is sweeping America.
Here's what Quincy Jones has to say about it:
If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and sign it if you agree...
Thanks so much and have a GREAT 2009,
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