Pivotal NEA Vote - Contact Congress! - (July 21, 2011)

Don't Wait! Speak Up for the NEA Today

Washington, DC - As early as next Monday, the full U.S. House of Representatives will vote on FY12 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a $20 million reduction in support for the arts, a 13% reduction from the current funding level of $155 million. This is nearly twice the rate of overall spending cuts for other federal programs in the bill.

The NEA suffered a $12.5 million decrease last year, the cut currently proposed by the House is disproportionate to overall spending reductions, and amendments to even further reduce NEA spending may be offered when this bill comes to a vote.

Use the link to our e-advocacy tool below to tell your Representative to protect the NEA from further spending cuts. The League's advocacy campaign includes a sample letter to Congress and talking points that illustrate the unique value of NEA support in communities across the country.

CONTACT CONGRESS TODAY!

Please direct any related questions to Heather Noonan, Vice President for Advocacy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Najean Lee, Senior Manager, Government Affairs & Education Advocacy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The League is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance, a coalition of national performing arts service organizations dedicated to advocating for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America