Media outlets have reported that the Trump administration may propose elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. These reports are concerning, but we're heartened by the strong bipartisan support Congress has shown for the humanities in recent years.
What Can You Do?
Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts. In the coming months, as an official budget request takes shape, we will share solid details with you. At crucial points in the process, we will provide specific steps you can take to advocate for the humanities.
In the meantime, please show your support through the following actions:
- Call your elected officials in their Washington D.C. or local congressional offices, or both, and tell them how important humanities programs are to you and your community. It’s important to tell your story. Be specific in describing how a humanities program transformed, inspired, or enlightened you, and be sure to thank the officials for the funding that made that program possible.
- Attend a member of Congress's town hall or other open meeting.
- Email the member if you are unable to place a call or attend a meeting.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspapers and magazines.
- Create a buzz on social media. Follow your elected officials, and tell them why humanities programming is important. Tag PHC on Facebook and Twitter.
- Provide PHC with stories, testimonials, recent press, and other materials that demonstrate the impact of the humanities in your community.
Thank you for your support. Please be sure to let us know what actions you have taken and what you have learned. With your help, we will keep the humanities in action and create positive change in Pennsylvania!