Here are some things that you can do to support our effort:
- Join the Advocate4Culture Coalition.
- Respond quickly to Advocate4Culture Action Alerts.
- Re-post updates on your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites.
- Make positive comments about funding for arts/heritage/4Culture on relevant blogs and news stories.
- Present information about 4Culture funding issues to your board of directors, company members and/or business partners and ask them to join the A4C Coalition.
- Give a speech before, during or after your programming (a curtain speech) to inform patrons and participants about the importance of 4Culture’s funding.
- Email your friends and contacts to help them understand the issue and get them to write letters and come to hearings.
- Host a "house party" to spread awareness of this issue to your friends/community.
- Volunteer at a house party, rally or other event.
- Attend town halls with elected official and as them to support 4Culture.
- Attend Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia on February 2, 2011.
- Attend one or more hearings in Olympia during the 2011 Legislative Session (Advocate4Culture will send you notification of when the hearings take place)
- Call or write your legislator at key times during the session upon receipt of an e-alert (Advocate4Culture will send you notifications when there are specific actions to take.)
- Schedule a meeting with your legislator to meet with my organization to talk about the importance of 4Culture. Bring along your colleagues.
There are many compelling and statistical arguments for the importance of arts and culture, but what resonates most with lawmakers are personal stories from their constituents - that's YOU!