Each year, the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services offers the public an opportunity to bring budget concerns to the Assembly Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee. ArtPride trustee Jeremy Johnson testified before the Assembly Committee, and ArtPride staff member Ann Marie Miller testified before both committees.

This was an opportunity to remind elected officials that while a majority of state legislators have indicated support for arts and culture, funding has remained at the minimum levels allowed by law for 10 years.

Watch Ann Marie’s testimony: