Monday, March 8, 2010

To All the Audiences, Supporters, Artists, Staff, Trustees, Fans and Volunteers of Richmond Shakespeare:

The time is now.

If you haven’t yet contacted your legislator, please, take a moment and do so now---today.

I’m writing today to ask each and every one of you who follows the work of Richmond Shakespeare to act, not on the stage, but by faxing, e-mailing, or phoning your Virginia delegate and senator a letter.

Who to write? Easy:

What to say? Also easy: Virginians For the Arts talking points

The plan is simple. Communicate the support of all our many constituents who reap the benefits of the arts in the Commonwealth. In addition to the 20,000 jobs and the $300 million economic impact of the arts organizations, Virginians have, for more than thirty years, known the value of supporting the Commission.

Now, without equivocation, is the time to remind our representatives of that heartfelt belief.

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me from the RS website, or to phone our offices at 804-232-4000. We’re happy to help in any way we can.