News | 16 February 2018

Tell Congress to protect and fund the Humanities

By National Humanities Alliance


This week, President Trump released his presidential budget request for fiscal year 2019, which again calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, along with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Education’s International Education Programs, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The request also calls for the elimination of federal funding for the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

This is an assault on humanities research, education, and programming – all of which are essential to the cultivation of our national heritage and civic culture.

Congress will ultimately be responsible for writing the bills that fund the federal government.

Last year, we sent a forceful message to Congress that we oppose the administration’s efforts to eliminate humanities funding. While the appropriations process for FY 2018 has not yet been completed, Congress has rejected Trump’s proposals at every turn.

Now is the time to speak out to ensure that Congress rejects these proposals for FY 2019. Let your Members of Congress know that you support the NEH!

Click here to urge your Members of Congress to oppose these proposals!

Click here to take action on behalf of other humanities programs!

Want to do more? Join us on Capitol Hill for Humanities Advocacy Day in March! Learn more here.

National Humanities Alliance