In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – In this segment from a panel titled “Arts Alliances: Networking, Advocacy, and Politics” held at the SEA conference in February 2008,, panelists Ra Joy, Olga Stefan, and Denise Laurin share some tips about how to get involved in advocating for the arts by starting a dialogue with your local and national representatives. They discuss what to expect, what kind of response to expect, and how best to go about contacting your congressional representatives and local leaders.