URGENT! Speak up today to support NEA and NEH funding!
July 17, 2018
Please ACT NOW to urge your member of the U.S. House of Representatives to support full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the upcoming FY19 fiscal year.
The House is preparing to vote on the Interior Appropriations bill, which includes a $2 million increase in funding for each agency. An amendment offered by Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-6) proposes a 15% cut in funding for the NEA and NEH, a $23.25 million decrease in each agency's budget.
Year after year, Congress has demonstrated strong bipartisan support for the arts and humanities, and this year the full Appropriations Committee has recommended funding the NEA and NEH each at a level of $155 million for FY19.
Now is the time to act! Contact your Representative and urge opposition to the Grothman amendment, and continued support for the grants and leadership provided by the NEA and NEH. The League will keep you informed as events unfold in the House and update you on how you can help with the next step - consideration by the U.S. Senate.