Call your Members of Congress

  1. Look up your Members of Congress HERE
  2. Prepare what you’re going to say over the phone. You can use our TEMPLATE.
  3. Call your Members of Congress.
  4. Report your call to MASSCreative HERE. It will only take a few minutes and this information is crucial to informing MASSCreative’s future advocacy actions.


Hi. My name is ____________ and I live in _____________. I’m calling to thank Senator/Congressman/Congresswoman ____________________ for keeping public health and safety a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’m also calling because I’m an artist/arts advocate/parent/work at [insert cultural institution] and I’m concerned about the arts & cultural community’s ability to recover. Gov. Baker released his four-phase plan to reopen the Massachusetts economy, and it’s clear that it won’t be safe for most arts and cultural organizations and venues to reopen until Phase 3 or 4. 

The creative community will need significant resources in order to recover during and after these reopening phases. If we want arts and culture to exist after the public health emergency as an economic driver for our downtowns and a resource for community connection, we need government support to make sure they can exist on the other side of this pandemic.  

I know that the House just passed the Heroes Act, which includes additional funding through Small Business Association emergency loans, unemployment insurance, Community Development Block Grants, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Please do everything you can to see these provisions advanced by the Senate and continue to advocate for arts and cultural organizations, artists, and independent contractors in all government stimulus, emergency funding, and economic recovery efforts.

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