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Mayor Hannemann Testifies on Capitol Hill to Support Arts

Mayor Hannemann and Recording Artist John Legend Mayor Hannemann and Recording Artist John Legend

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KHNL) -- Mayor Mufi Hannemann testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday in support of full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mayor Hannemann testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies as he urged the panel to restore a $176 million budget for the National Endowment for the Arts, after cuts in previous years. 

The mayor noted that the NEA has supported Hawaii performances such as the award-winning hula drama Kahekili.

"The nation's mayors unequivocally support full funding arts and humanities agencies and support the National Endowment for the Arts," said Mayor Hannemann.  "I beseech you to join me and my fellow mayors in supporting increase funding for arts education and recognize the importance that the nonprofit arts industry plays in the economic and cultural vitality of cities."

Testifying with Mayor Hannemann in support of the arts were director and academy award-winning actor Robert Redford, actress Kerry Washington, R&B Recording Artist John Legend and former Vice Dean of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania Jonathan Spector.

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