Earlier this year the Administration released an FY2018 budget blueprint that called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), along with other cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute of Museums and Libraries. These agencies make up less than .02 percent of the proposed federal budget and yet have a major impact on the far corners of every state, including California.
Knowing that the elimination of, or major budget cuts to these agencies will have a profound effect on public humanities programs that take place in local libraries, veterans’ organizations, schools, museums, and more, the leaders of the humanities councils rallied and wrote eye-opening op-eds to their local newspapers stressing the vital importance and need for public humanities programming in their respective states. Including one from California Humanities President & CEO, Julie Fry.
Our work to stop this elimination is ongoing. Take a moment to read these op-eds, visit our Save the NEH webpage for talking points, and find out the ways in which you can help take action to help prevent these proposed cuts.
You are our greatest advocates.