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Diana Marie Delgado on Why the NEA Matters

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Diana Marie Delgado


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May 26, 2017

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Why the NEA Matters
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“This award is necessary in our current climate of work, work, work, for writers to stop working, and start writing. ​As a daughter of a Mexican-American immigrant, ​my work is rooted in my family's experience; and I have spent more than a decade advocating for the rights and dignity of those who are most at risk: our youth. Therefore, I ask that Congress ​​take a larger look at what's being taken away, it's more than an award, it's the voice of the people. ”

Diana Marie Delgado


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