Government Relations

How to find and track Virginia legislation:

Link to "Cumulative Index" to Education (Frames Version)

http://lis.virginia.gov

NAfME is a good source for information helpful in advocacy for your music program.

Advocacy and Public Policy
http://www.menc.org/resources/view/music-education-advocacy-central

Advocacy and Public Policy Quick Resources
http://www.menc.org/resources/view/advocacy-and-public-policy-quick-resources

Critical Legislative Issues
http://www.menc.org/resources/view/critical-legislative-issues

NAfME Position Statements
http://www.menc.org/about/view/menc-position-statements

Arts Programs and the No Child Left Behind Act 
Education Secretary Rod Paige's July 2004 Letter to Supervisors

Become an advocate. Become a MusicFriend!
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SupportMusic.com
Information on Advocacy

Other Links

Virginia Coalition for Fine Arts Education (VCFAE) 

Thomas
Legislative Information on the Internet.

U.S. House of Representatives
Official United States House of Representatives Web site.

U.S. Senate
Official United States Senate Web site.

White House
Official White House Web site.

U.S. Department of Education
Official United States Department of Education Web site.

No Child Left Behind
Official No Child Left Behind Web site.

MusicFriends
Official site of MusicFriends—Free Membership!

SupportMusic.com
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Contact Information

Requests for VMEA information should be addressed to the State Executive. All postings to this site must be made through your section president. Any problems with the website need to be addressed to the webmaster. 

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