Today I found out that the Governor is proposing the closing of the MAC, the Museum of Arts and Culture for those few that read my blog from other states. Instead of closing something in Seattle, or minimizing the funding for diffrent sports things, she wants to take our museum.
One of the things that bothers me about the whole thing is that its always the arts that get cut first! In high school when the budget got cut, the first thing to be cut back on was always the arts. Never something from the 8-10 different sports the schools had, always the arts programs. Its the same with this! quit helping all those sports teams, cut each of their funding by just a bit, then we shouldn't have to close the MAC.
The other thing that bothers me is how easily Spokane can get out voted by Seattle. The majority of the population of Washington is closer to Seattle so when I comes down to us, most of them don't care because its the other side of the state!
Spokane is loosing so much, we are slowly becoming a little hillbilly town again. We were doing so good for a while. Now the little boutiques are have a hard time staying afloat and local gallery spaces are getting fewer and fewer. The small venues are all closing or struggling to stay alive, not to mention the fact that anyone under 21 has a terrible time of finding a halfways decent concert or club style anything to go to around here.
And now the Governor wants to close our only real museum in Spokane. What are we going to have left?
Bars, sports and Walmart.
Sounds like great fun!
So please, contact the legislators send them an email, give them a phone call. Or even just post a link on Facebook.
Here is the MAC's facebook page:
And here are their links of support files on how to help out: