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Arts organizations rally to stop federal funding cuts

Local arts organizations that count on federal funding are rallying support through a social media campaign.

The Flower City Arts Center, formerly the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, is taking to Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Instagram social media to ask people to share stories of how the National Endowment for the Arts has made a difference in their lives.

It is using #myNEAstory to raise awareness of how art matters and what communities stand to lose if they lose funding.

President Donald Trump has proposed cuts to the NEA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a plan with other cuts to reduce government spending by more than $10 trillion over the next 10 years.

Organizers of the campaign, which kicked off Tuesday, plan to continue asking for story contributions through March 21, Arts Advocacy Day.

Follow Lori Gable on Twitter: @LoriAGable

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