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The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint which includes elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services in the FY18 budget. While the combined savings achieved through these cuts would be a mere 0.02 percent of federal spending, the loss of NEH funding would be devastating for us and for the nation.
The public humanities programs made possible by New Hampshire Humanities and by our colleagues around the country with support from the NEH foster critical thinking, increase historical and cultural understanding, promote civil discussions of difficult issues, and deepen bonds of affiliation within communities.
A strong, vibrant democracy requires informed, engaged, and empathetic citizens. Speaking up for our nation's educational and cultural institutions now is critical to the future of our democracy.
Contact your congressional delegation by phone or email and express your support for the NEH. Our colleagues at the Federation for State Humanities Councils have created a page on their website that allows you to quickly send email messages to your Congressional representatives, phone them, or both. Click HERE and urge members of Congress to oppose the elimination of the NEH.
Visit our special advocacy page for talking points from New Hampshire Humanities and the NEH, as well as other ways you can help voice your support.
Forward this email to your friends and family and ask them to show their support.
Visit us on Facebook and Twitter over the coming weeks and "share" our advocacy messages with your audiences. Post your message with a link to our advocacy page: www.nhhumanities.org/advocacy
Thank you again for standing up for the humanities here in New Hampshire and across the country. So much is at stake!
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.