The week of October 3-7 is National Humanities Check-In Week! Through this initiative, the National Humanities Alliance, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities are encouraging citizens to check in with their Members of Congress to reinforce the importance of federal funding for the humanities.
The NHA initiative focuses in particular on funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. NEH grants support public libraries, museums, radio, and public television — all institutions that increase the availability of and access to continuing and community education. NEH funding has been reduced substantially in recent years; Congress is considering an increase in fiscal 2017, so statements of support from constituents are critical.
Read the NHA’s blog announcement for a cogent summary of the ways the federal appropriations cycle has changed in recent years, making autumn advocacy efforts essential. And add your voice to the advocacy effort!