The Trump administration released its budget blueprint which includes
elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute for Museum and Library Services in the Fiscal Year 2018 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 Michigan Humanities and our counterparts around the country through 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.
Speaking up for our nation's educational and cultural institutions now is critical to the future of our democracy.
How you can help today:
Contact your congressional delegation by phone or email and express your support for the NEH. Our colleagues at the Federation of 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. Please click HERE and urge members of Congress to oppose the elimination of the NEH!
Other ways you can help:
Forward this email to your friends and family members and ask them to show their support.
Visit us on Facebook andTwitter over the coming weeks and "share" our advocacy messages with your audiences.
Your support of the Michigan Humanities Council is critical now. Thank you again for standing up for the humanities here in Michigan and across the country. Much is at stake.