Last week the White House released official details of its proposed FY2018 budget, including a recommendation to eliminate the nation’s key federal cultural agencies for the arts, humanities, museums, libraries, and public broadcasting by allocating the minimal amount “for expenses necessary to carry out their closure.” The proposed budget also eliminates important arts education and aftershool grant programs.
Here are two simple ways to lend your support to the arts and help prevent these recommendations from becoming reality:
- Congress is now our only firewall to prevent the President’s extreme proposals from being enacted. Please contact your Members of Congress to urge them to #SAVEtheNEA and these other cultural agencies. Be sure to look up and include your own stories of how NEA grants have impacted the arts in your state and Congressional district.
- Send a customizable tweet to your Members of Congress. Click the Twitter logo on the linked page to pull up the customizable message that will automatically be sent to your specific Congressional delegation.
Thank you — your voice can make a difference!
For more information about the Americans for the Arts Action Fund and the Save the NEA campaign visit artsactionfund.org.