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Call to Action: Arts Budget Moves to Senate

Take action no later than Thursday, June 4!

The House budget is now in the hands of the Senate.

A vigorous grassroots response will be essential in convincing the Senate to accept the House recommendation for arts funding which includes:

WRITE YOUR SENATOR AND ASK FOR SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL.

FIND YOUR SENATOR: http://ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/countyRepresentation.pl?Chamber=Senate

TALKING POINTS AND INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Since 2008, the North Carolina Arts Council and its partners statewide have endured 35% in debilitating cuts. The $750,000 recommended by the House restores at 10%, still leaving the Council at a net loss of 25%.
  • The arts are partners with the Senate in creating a more friendly business environment. Quality of life is essential to attracting and expanding businesses and to recruitment and retention of skilled workers.
  • Include a short paragraph about how the arts improve the business climate of your community.
  • Offer support and affirmation for his/her service to North Carolina.
  • If you know the Senator personally, please call rather than send an email. Even if you do not know your Senator, a phone message is often more effective than an email
  • If you email, make sure your communication does not appear to be a “form” letter. Use your own Email Subject, such as From Your District or Please Support Arts Funding.

Please forward any responses you receive to advocacy@artsnc.org.

TAKE ACTION NOW!

View the Revised Legislative Agenda here.

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