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Show Your Support on Humanities Advocacy Day

March 15, 2016

Today is Humanities Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill! Humanities advocates from around the country will be meeting with their Members of Congress to make the case for humanities funding.

For those of you who could not join us in Washington, there are still ways to show your support for humanities funding by email and Twitter.

Click here to send messages to your Members of Congress asking them to support the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Department of Education’s international education programs.

In recent years, the House Budget Committee has sought to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Messages from advocates like you have helped to not only defeat these proposals but also secure a modest increase for NEH. Now, your voice can help secure additional funding that will restore NEH’s capacity after years of cuts and level funding.

Thanks to your advocacy, we also fought off major cuts to the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays) last year. It is time to show our support again! This is especially important given that President Obama proposed a 69.3% cut to the Fulbright-Hays program.

Click here to send messages to your Members of Congress asking them to support the National Endowment for the Humanities and Title VI and Fulbright-Hays.

For a more comprehensive overview of these programs and their funding status, click here.

Finally, catch up on the activities of Humanities Advocacy Day on Twitter by following #Humanitiesadvocacy16!