Want to write some letters and/or emails? I want to make it easy for you.
Some of you have lots of time that you want to devote to lockout activism. Others care deeply, but just don’t have the time. So depending on how much time you have, pick and choose individuals from this list to contact. This could be either a huge project for you, or a little one. You get to choose how much you want to take on. Bonus points if you’re a constituent of any of these guys.
Here’s a sample letter. Feel free to adapt this one or to write your own.
I am writing to express my concern about the effects of the Minnesota Orchestra lockout. This tragedy has been devastating to countless Minnesotans, including thousands of students. If decisive action is not taken soon by our community leaders, one of our greatest cultural institutions will be destroyed.
Please do everything you can to end the lockout. Contact the parties involved (including audience advocacy group Orchestrate Excellence), apply pressure where you can, and use your position of leadership to inform your constituents about the ongoing tragedy.
There is a petition circulating at chn.ge/100cypl . It asks the Minnesota Orchestral Association to resume the season using a portion of the funds it has saved by not paying musicians since October first. Please sign and share.
Sincerely, [Your Name]
Minnesota House of Representatives - http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/housemembers.asp
Minnesota Senators - http://www.senate.mn/members/index.php?ls=#header
Governor Dayton - http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/
Mayor Rybak - http://www.minneapolismn.gov/mayor/contact/index.htm