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Citizen advocacy is the most effective strategy in working with Legislators. While mass emails have historically been used to communicate the arts agenda, over saturation requires new and different forms of communication.
The Legislature will meet for a special session on April 23 and will convene the “short session” on May 15. The primary purpose of the May 15 session is to adjust the second year of the biennium budget.
A Call to Action will be issued in April to propose the arts agenda about grants funding for the North Carolina Arts Council, and as the General Government Committees and Base Appropriations Committee meet additional Call to Action alerts will be issued as needed.
Establishing a firm direction for statewide policy in arts education is the second priority of Arts North Carolina. The Arts Education Commission is responsible for issuing a report by May, and Arts North Carolina will determine our Legislative Agenda for arts education at that time.
Throughout March and April, advocates should make relationships with their Legislators as suggested in Advocacy 101. Go to www.ncleg.net to locate your Legislator, click on their name in the House or Senate list, and learn where they live, contact information, and occupation.
Our new Appropriations – Who & How includes information and county funding histories of House and Senate General Government Committees and House and Senate Base Appropriations.
Call to Action alerts will be issued in time to complete a hard copy letter and will include the specific request and talking points. Messages which clearly reflect a citizen’s opinion from a specific district or county are most likely to be read.
NC Arts Council Grants Funding – May 11 – 15, 2012