Contact Your Elected Officials
The North Carolina Humanities Council strongly encourages you to contact your elected officials—local, state, and federal—about Council-supported events. Invite them to attend and/or thank them for their funding.
The Humanities Council receives funding from both the General Assembly of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Without these crucial dollars, the Humanities Council would not be able to offer many of its programs that transform lives through public humanities.
So please visit, call, email, or write your elected officials and encourage them to continue supporting your good work and the ongoing cultural work of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Letters to elected officials may
- Describe how a program attended was enlightening, educational, or inspiring to a community.
- Thank elected officials for the funding that made the program possible.
- Urge elected officials to make the humanities a cornerstone of public life.
The following links provide
- Contact information about who represents you on the state level
North Carolina General Assembly
- Contact information about who represents you on the federal level
Federation of State Humanities Councils Advocacy Page
- A letter template you are welcome to use when you write an elected official
Thank Your Elected Officials - Letter Template
- Tips for writing letters about the value of funding for the public humanities
Tips for Writing Elected Officials
If you need additional information, or if you would like to talk about a contact that you made, please email Paula Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.334.5325.