ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

 

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The mission of ASMP Advocacy efforts are designed to empower still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals; and educate both members and non-members about policies that impact both the person and the profession.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has
. – Margaret Mead

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Take action now: Ask your Representative NOW to vote YES on the CASE Act

For information about the CASE Act, go to CASE Act Central.

Additional information about ASMP’s Small Claims advocacy efforts and actions, go to Small Claims Report.

Join the discussion on advocacy with the ASMP community in the NEW ASMP Forums.

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“The Movement and The Moment,” An ASMP Town Hall in Two Parts — June 12

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Friday, June 12 @ 3PM ET Today, America is contending with twin pandemics. These two – systemic racism and COVID-19 – must be addressed, and each of us has a role to play in defeating them. In this week’s ASMP Friday Town Hall No.13, “The Movement and The Moment: A Town Hall in Two Parts,” Executive Director Tom Kennedy’s special guest is Archy LaSalle, a fine art photographer based in Boston and the founder of “WHERE...
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CASE Act-ion: Join the CASE Act Clicks Campaign!

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© nps.gov Join the CASE Act Clicks Campaign! September 1 Update: A Final Vote on the CASE Act may be happening soon. Contact your Senators and urge them to support the CASE Act today. We ask that you take two minutes to take action in the CASE Act Click campaigns listed below to get the CASE Act passed in 2020! If you have already taken action, please consider taking action again as EVERY CLICK COUNTS....
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A Special ASMP Town Hall: “1968-2020: America Again at a Crossroads” – Video

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In light of recent national events and in the interest of catalyzing individual and collective reflection on what we need to do to move our country forward, ASMP pre-empted this week’s regularly scheduled Friday Town Hall. Instead, we hosted “From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads.” We were honored to have Professor Leon Dash of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and photographer/filmmaker Samantha Isom as our distinguished guests for this program. Professor...
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ASMP Town Hall: From 1968 to 2020 – American Again at a Crossroads – June 5, 2020

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  Friday June 5 @ 3pm ET In light of recent national events and in the interest of catalyzing individual and collective reflection on what we need to do to move our country forward, ASMP is pre-empting this week’s regularly scheduled Friday Town Hall.  Instead, we will host “From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads.” We are honored to have Professor Leon Dash of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and photographer/filmmaker Samantha...
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ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A – May 29

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  Friday May 29 @3pmET Join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and ASMP Advocacy Counsel Mike Klipper for the 11th weekly open forum addressing the challenges photographers and their support teams currently face during this pandemic. Bring your questions. If you are unable to attend, this Town Hall will be recorded and posted on the COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A Archives page where videos for previous Town Hall Q&As are posted....
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ASMP Urges Senate Leaders to Push New Stimulus Legislation to Benefit Freelancers and Microbusinesses

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© Michael Judkins   Arguing that Congress’s prior COVID-19-related stimulus packages have done little help to help freelancers, the self-employed, and microbusinesses, ASMP joined with a number of other creators' rights organizations* to urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer to support new legislation that provides more specific and effective relief to their members “who are being financially devastated by the pandemic.” See letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer. The trade...
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