Contact Your Elected Officials

The North Carolina Humanities Council strongly encourages you to contact your elected officials—local, state, and federal—about Council-supported events. Invite them to attend and/or thank them for their funding.

The North Carolina Humanities Council receives funding from both the General Assembly of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Without these crucial dollars, the North Carolina Humanities Council would not be able to offer many of its programs that transform lives through public humanities.

So please visit, call, email, or write your elected officials and encourage them to continue supporting your good work and the ongoing cultural work of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Letters to elected officials may

  • Describe how a program attended was enlightening, educational, or inspiring to a community.
  • Thank elected officials for the funding that made the program possible. 
  • Urge elected officials to make the humanities a cornerstone of public life.

Advocacy Links

The following links provide

If you need additional information, or if you would like to talk about a contact that you made, please email Paula Watkins at or call (704) 687-1520