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Call To Action!

I just received the following Call to Action from ARTS North Carolina.  Please, Network members, take a few minutes to read and heed their call.  The staff of the North Carolina Arts Council has made heroic efforts on behalf of our state’s artists and arts community, and now they need our help.  Tell these legislators and your own that arts are essential to North Carolina and North Carolinians.

CALL TO ACTION
NC Arts Council slated for cuts – immediate action required!

We believe that substantial cuts to the North Carolina Arts Council are being considered in the House budget deliberations, including the reduction of 6 positions at the North Carolina Arts Council. While no formal vote has been taken, it is imperative that we speak for the arts before votes are taken. 

Please act no later than 5pm, Monday, May 14.

   

Everyone should respond by e-mail or phone (leave a message) to the seven Legislators named below
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Your message should be: 

 

The North Carolina Arts Council has previously suffered a 15% cut in personnel and grants.  Any further reductions in the 2012-13 budget would be disproportionate and unacceptable.  Cuts to the North Carolina Arts Council impact every county and strike at the heart of arts driven economic development.

 

This is all you need to say, but you need to say it. 
 Take Action Now! 

A ground swell of communication is absolutely critical if we are to ensure sustained funding and operations of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Representative Thom Tillis
Speaker, House of Representatives
919-733-3451

 

Representative Harold Brubaker
919-715-4946

 

Representative Linda Johnson
919-733-5861

 

Representative Nelson Dollar
919-715-0795

 

Representative Jim Crawford
919-733-5824

 

Representative Mitch Gillespie
919-733-5862

 

Representative George Cleveland
919-715-6707

 

You can also access contact sheets on these Legislators that include all contact information and grants that were made in their counties at
http://www.artsnc.org/action-center/key-legislators/#klc

 

Thank you for your time and commitment

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