From The Obama Campaign:
Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign announced Senator Obama’s platform to support the arts today. As President, Obama will:
-Invest in arts education to reinvigorate the kind of creativity and innovation that has made America great and that it will take to compete in a global economy
-Support increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
-Promote cultural diplomacy to encourage American artists, performers, and thinkers to represent our best values and ideals throughout the world
-Ensure that artists have access to health insurance and are treated fairly under the tax code
On the heels of releasing the platform, the campaign also announced the endorsement of New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources Commissioner Van McLeod of Concord.
“Obama’s platform will provide the kind of support for the arts that the Bush administration has neglected,” McLeod said. “But more than that, it reflects some of the core values that attracted me to his candidacy: restoring our global leadership, giving our children every opportunity to succeed in today’s economy, advancing economic fairness, and ensuring healthcare coverage for every American.”