Summer is No Time to Take a Break from Advocacy
On June 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to increase FY 2020 funding for the NEA and the NEH by $12.5 million to a level of $167.5 million! We are hopeful that the U.S. Senate will follow suit in the coming weeks as they begin their appropriations process.
You can take action today to voice your support for federal arts and humanities funding. We particularly need constituent voices from U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies member states including: AK, CA, FL, KY, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, NM, OR, RI, TN, WV, VT
Step 1: Don’t know who your representatives are? Find out who represents you in the House and in the Senate.
Step 2: Check here to find out if your senator signed NHA’s Dear Colleague letters.
List of signers for Senate NEH Dear Colleague letter.
Step 3: Personalize a message.
They signed. Great news! Thank them for their previous support when you customize the letter below.
I am a constituent and recently noticed that you signed on to Senator Udall’s Dear Colleague letter in support of funding increases for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
I greatly appreciate your support of cultural investments in <your community> and thank you for making the NEH and NEA a stronger priority. We will all reap the dividends of our nation’s cultural agencies efforts to foster a globally competitive workforce, strengthen civic engagement, preserve our heritage, and protect national security.
I am writing because the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities for FY 2020 to a level of $167.5 million. I hope you will continue to work to secure this funding level as the final outcome as the U.S. Senate considers FY 2020 appropriations.
Again, thank you for your support.
They didn’t sign. Now is a great time to reach out to your legislator as a constituent and remind them of the importance of sustained funding for the humanities. If possible, personalize the template below to highlight programs or organizations that receive NEA or NEH grants in your community using the Impact Locator link.
I am a constituent. I am writing because the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to increase funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for FY 2020 to a level of $167.5 million. I hope you will continue to work to secure this funding level as the final outcome as the U.S. Senate considers FY 2020 appropriations.
As you know, the NEA and NEH are the primary sources for arts and humanities research, teaching, preservation, and public programming in the United States. Additionally, NEA and NEH funding strengthen the cultural infrastructure of communities like [Insert Your Town or City] in every state and territory across the nation.
I know you will face tough decisions in the months ahead. The NEA and NEH are outstanding stewards of the relatively small amount of federal support they receive annually. That’s why I want you to know that I believe that federal investments in the NEA and NEH should be a stronger priority.
NEH Impact Locator
NEH for All
Arts Social Impact Tool