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Contact State Officials
Please take a few minutes to thank those elected officials responsible for appropriating funds to the Mass Cultural Council:
The State House Representative and Senator for your legislative district. Find your legislators.
Governor Charlie Baker
Senate President Karen Spilka
Senator Edward Kennedy, Senate Chair – Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, & Cultural Development
House Speaker Ronald Mariano
Representative Paul McMurtry, House Chair – Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, & Cultural Development
Address your letters to:
(Name of Legislator)
Boston, MA 02133
Letter Writing Suggestions
Sample letter/email to a Legislator
The Honorable Ronald Mariano
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA 02133
Dear Speaker Mariano:
I am pleased to report that we have received a grant of $3,000 from the Mass Cultural Council. Thank you for your continued support of the agency.
Mass Cultural Council support is an essential component of our organizational infrastructure. It is an investment in our institution as well as in the community we serve. Here at the Young People’s Center for the Arts, young people gain technical skills in the arts, and develop self-confidence and poise that will help them succeed.
I hope we can welcome you at the Young People’s Center for the Arts soon, so we can show you firsthand how your support impacts our community. I will contact you within the next few weeks to schedule a time when you might come see our center at work. In addition, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 1. I invite you to save the date and join us in celebrating this achievement. We would be most honored if you would say a few words at our gala event.
Thank you again for this investment in the Mass Cultural Council and in our organization. We will be in touch with news about our organization and to make arrangements for our spring celebration.
Get Legislators Involved
It may be helpful to think about our state legislators as another stakeholder in your institution—like a member or corporate donor. Here are some ways to connect your work with their public policy agenda: