Take Action for the National Archives!

Over the past decade, funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has stagnated while its responsibilities have increased. This lack of funds has undermined NARA’s ability to process and manage records and has led to cut backs in reading room access. Ultimately, the shortage of funds undermines government accountability and our ability to engage with our historical record. 

Urge Congress to begin rebuilding this crucial agency in FY 2022 by providing at least $433 million in its operating budget and $13 million for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant-giving arm of the agency.

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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.

Do you know what the Representative/Senator's position is on the National Endowment for the Humanities?

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