As you know, the White House has proposed eliminating all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) federal budget. LitNet has been fighting to protect these vital agencies, and we thank you for all you are doing to help.
TODAY at 3 pm (EST) the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will meet to mark up the FY18 Appropriations Bill. NOW is the time to contact members of the subcommittee and voice your support for federal funding for the arts and humanities. Ask that they increase funding for the NEA to $155 million.
If you live in a district represented by one of the members of Congress listed below, please call them (not sure? check here). Calls from constituents are our most powerful tool in this effort. If you are not represented by any of these legislators, please call Ken Calvert, the chair of the subcommittee.
Ken Calvert (R-CA), 42nd district
Chair of the Subcommittee
DC #: 202-225-1986
CA #: 951-277-0042
Mike Simpson (R-ID), 2nd district
DC #: 202-225-5531
ID #: 208-334-1953
Tom Cole (R-OK), 4th district
DC #: 202-225-6165
OK #: 405-329-6500
David Joyce (R-OH), 14th district
DC #: 202-225-5731
OH #: 440-352-3939
Chris Stewart (R-UT), 2nd district
DC #: 202-225-9730
UT #: 801-364-5550
Mark Amodei (R-NV), 2nd district
DC #: 202-225-6155
NV #: 775-686-5760
Evan Jenkins (R-WV), 3rd district
DC #: 202-225-3452
WV #: 304-250-6177
Betty McCollum (D-MN), 4th district
DC #: 202-225-6631
MN #: 651-224-9191
Chellie Pingree (D-ME), 1st district
DC #: 202-225-6116
ME #: 207-774-5019
Derek Kilmer (D-WA), 6th district
DC #: 202-225-5916
WA #: 253-272-3515
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), 9th district
DC #: 202-225-4146
OH #: 216-767-5933
Hello, my name is [say your name] and I live in your district. When [member’s name] reviews and marks up the FY18 Appropriations Bill, I hope [he/she] will support increasing funding to the National Endowment for the Arts to $155 million. The arts do so much to make our community a better place to live. And they create jobs and boost our local economy.
PLEASE CALL NOW!
Thank you for everything you are doing to #SaveTheNEA! As advocates for the arts and literature we must make our voices heard.