Urge Congress to support the humanities sector in this time of crisis!

As Congress and the administration continue to develop a relief package, it is essential that they know about the significant financial challenges the humanities sector—including museums, libraries, historic sites, and educators in K-12 and higher education—is facing due to the crisis. These organizations and educators have an essential role to play in renewing our civic and democratic culture, rebuilding the economy, and revitalizing communities, but they face enormous financial hurdles that must be addressed. 

The CARES Act, passed last March, included $75 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, which ultimately allowed 4,000 educational and cultural organizations to maintain jobs amid the pandemic. Unfortunately, this amount covered only a fraction of the ongoing need for assistance.

The House’s draft bill currently includes an additional $135 million for the NEH. Urge Congress to keep at least this amount of funding in the final bill to help the humanities sector rebuild from the COVID crisis.

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Hello, Thank you for taking my call! I'm a constituent from [city/town] and I am calling today in support of the humanities.

There are currently Dear Colleague Letters circulating in the House and the Senate supporting increased funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. I would like to request that Representative/Senator [name] sign the letter.  

For House offices: The House letter is sponsored by Rep. David Price.

For Senate offices: The Senate letter is sponsored by Senator Tom Udall.

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