ANNUAL CITIZENS FOR THE ARTS LEGISLATIVE DAY: February 5, 2020
9:30 a.m. registration starts, rooms 493 and 494 of the Truman Office Building, 301 W. High Street; complimentary coffee available
10:30 a.m. briefing and marching orders delivered by MCA's lobbyist, Kyna Iman; at this time, we'll provide to you MCA's legislative agenda with talking points as well as materials to leave with each legislator you will visit
11:30 a.m. we'll all head to the Capitol to deliver our message to legislators that the arts are essential! [If you can, call ahead to make an appointment with your legislator(s). You will be much more likely to get some time with him/her if you've done this. You can easily find your senator and representative here: www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/]
noon (optional) stop by one of the regional luncheons being held in the Capitol to eat and visit with fellow arts advocates, legislators, and legislative staffers -- see below for specifics; or lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. (optional) the Missouri Arts Council's annual Arts Awards ceremony in the rotunda of the Capitol; more info. at www.missouriartscouncil.org/missouri-arts-awards-2020/
1:45 p.m. continue to make legislative visits about the importance of state support of the arts
REGIONAL LUNCHES are organized by lead arts organizations in most regions of the state. Legislators often stop by these events in between their sessions so it is a great time to catch a word with them. Check back here for specifics of the luncheons being held.
PARKING info. can be found at www.jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/parking.php
ONCE YOU RETURN HOME, please follow up with your legislators, even if you were just able to drop information off for them and were not able to meet. Thank them for their time (either meeting with you or reading the info. you left for them) and continue to urge their support of the arts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CITIZENS FOR THE ARTS DAY contact MCA at 573-222-0278, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kyna Iman at 314-651-1185, or email@example.com
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF MCA? If you are reading this, you need to be. MCA's ability to organize events like Citizens for the Arts Day is thanks to our members, individual and organizational. If you're with us on message, then we need you with us in membership. See https://mo4arts.org/join-us/ and support the arts in Missouri!