Statewide Advocacy


MAAE Advocacy at the Statehouse

In 2016 and 2017 MAAE transformed its annual Advocacy Day at the Statehouse to fully represent the whole state. Arts students from around the state were invited to advocate one-on-one with their district legislative representatives. MAAE also created a statewide display of community support for arts education in the Hall of Flags, organizing the tables to represent each county, and offering community arts organizations in each county an opportunity to link up with and host their county’s student delegation. Another change was the interaction of the students themselves. Besides programming student performances for the legislators after the morning session in the chambers, the students were invited to organize group arts activities so that they could meet and interact with each other while the legislators were still upstairs. For more about our 2017 Advocacy Day, click here!


Stay in the Loop!

MAAE sends out advocacy messages to its listserv when federal or state legislation has implications for arts education, and we send advocacy alerts when an immediate response is called for. To be included in our advocacy listserv click here.
Below is the contact information for the members of Maine’s Congressional delegation and links to the names and contact information of your state Representative and Senator.  

Legislators’ Contact Info:

Senator Susan Collins

(202) 224-2523

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Senator Angus King, Jr.

(202) 224-5344

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Representative Jared Golden, 2nd District

(202) 225-6306

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Representative Chellie Pingree, 1st District

(202) 225-6116

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