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We have a unique opportunity to increase state support for culture and ensure Mass Cultural Council continues its work in partnership with communities across the Commonwealth.
Sen. Ed Kennedy of Lowell, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development, has filed amendments to the Senate Ways and Means budget for the coming fiscal year that would accomplish two key goals:
Cosponsors signal broad-based support to these amendments and for the cultural sector. The Senate will take up amendments to the Ways & Means budget plan for FY20 next week.
Find the contact information for your state Senator online.
Thank you for your advocacy! And here’s a sample email:
Dear Senator [name]
I am writing to respectfully ask that you cosponsor two amendments for arts and culture:
[Include an example of the way you and/or your organization has benefited from Mass Cultural Council services].
Here in [city/town name], we have benefited from our partnership with the Mass Cultural Council, and I hope you will support them by cosponsoring both amendments.