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Formidable Arts Leader Remembered

The AFM lost a champion of its causes when Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) died in March. She will be remembered as an advocate for the arts and artists, having chaired the bi-partisan Congressional Arts Caucus for years.

AFM President Ray Hair notes, “When I went to visit her on important issues relating to the lives of professional musicians, she always expressed her profound appreciation of our union and showed her unwavering support for our musicians in Rochester, and in particular members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.” Slaughter was the first woman to chair the powerful House Committee on Rules and was serving as its ranking member. She was 88 years old.