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Tell Your Legislators to Keep Funding for the PA Council on the Arts in the Budget: Phone Script

Call your senator and representative in Harrisburg asking them to include funding for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in the PA General Fund budget.  Read our guide to calling your representatives and when you’re ready to call, look up your representatives on the Committee of Seventy's website.

Hello! Thank you for taking my call. I'm a constituent from [CITY/TOWN] and I am calling to to ask the [senator/representative] to contact their caucus leader in support of a PA General Fund budget for FY18 that includes $9.59 million for Grants to the Arts through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) and $2 million for Historical and Cultural Support through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Do you know what the [senator/representative]’s position is on these two line items?

Thank you. As a constituent, I hope that the [senator/representative] will support a PA General Fund budget that includes this funding, which supports nonprofit arts and culture organizations across Pennsylvania. Those, in turn, generate over $2.5 billion in economic activity for the state and support 81,000 full-time equivalent jobs.