Hi Everyone – Today is Citizen’s Day at the Legislature – and though we weren’t able to send a group down to Jeff City to join this statewide arts advocacy push we can still help make an impact by calling, writing, or e-mailing your wish that they support the arts in Missouri. – It does not have to be today – If you read this on a later day your message still helps!
What should you say? Mostly just thank them for their hard work, thank them for their support of the arts, and urge them to continue to bring funding for the arts to your district. Do you like seeing schoolchildren visit the gallery to view and discuss ancient Egyptian pottery? This doesn’t happen without your legislators’ votes!
You can learn more about the arts agenda of the Missouri Citizens for the Arts by going to http://www.missouricitizensforthearts.org/advocacy-agenda.html
If you live around here your Representative is Rebecca McClanahan and your Senator is Wes Shoemyer. When writing e-mails or letters it is traditional to address them as “The Honorable” – and then their name.
Here’s their contact info:
Rebecca McClanahan MO House of Representatives, 201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 101A, Jefferson City MO 65101
phone 573-751-4042 fax 573-522-6055 e-mail Rebecca.McClanahan@house.mo.gov
Wes Shoemyer MO Senate, 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 434 Jefferson City, MO 65101
phone (573) 751-7852 fax (573) 751-4011 e-mail Wes.Shoemyer@senate.mo.gov