Letter to Governor and State legislators, sample

September 1, 20XX

The Honorable Jane Q. Public
House/Senate Post Office
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Representative/Senator:

[This paragraph should demonstrate how your grant award will be used.]
The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) recently awarded $X,XXX to the Jasper Springs Chamber Music Association (JSCA). These funds are supporting our tour through Missouri. The tour is attracting new audience members and our ticket sales are up XX% over last year. This promises to be a successful season.

[This paragraph is the place to give hard evidence of why supporting the arts helps communities and the overall economy of the state.]
Your support of the Missouri Arts Council results in increased economic stability in Jasper Springs. The JSCA employs over XX people from the community during its season and will spend approximately $XX,XXX on wages and more than $X,XXX in local and state taxes this year.

Since the Missouri Arts Council’s inception in 1965, the Missouri state legislature has appropriated general revenue dollars for MAC to grant to organizations in Missouri for their arts programming. These state funds serve as a catalyst to many arts organizations to continue their mission, serve their communities, and contribute to the overall economic growth of Missouri.

Please continue to advocate for the arts in Missouri by supporting the Missouri Arts Council.

The next JSCA performance will be at 8 p.m. on October XX, 20XX at the Jasper Springs community center. We would be delighted to have you as our guest. Please contact us so we may make appropriate arrangements for you.

Sincerely yours,

John Doe
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