We need your help to save the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Yesterday, President Trump’s federal budget plan was released. This budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the arts (NEA), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other important agencies.
Arizona Humanities depends on the NEH for the majority of our funding. Thanks to this funding, we are able to work with hundreds of organizations around the state in communities large and small, urban and rural. The federal dollars that come to Arizona Humanities from the NEH make it possible for people from Bisbee to Lake Havasu City, Prescott Valley to Yuma, and from Phoenix to Tucson to explore history and culture, discuss important issues, and strengthen their communities.
Federal investment in NEH costs less than the price of a stamp per American per year. Its value is priceless. What’s at stake? The cultural life of our nation!
We need the people of Arizona to speak out to save the NEH.
The new proposed budget is just that: a proposal. Over the coming weeks and months, Congress will work on and then approve the federal budget. If you have not already done so, please contact your Senators and Representatives now, and encourage others to do so. Share a story about how the humanities impacts your community through grants to your organization or attending programs at your library or museum.
Thank you for your support and for helping to preserve these important programs.
Brenda Thomson, Executive Director