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Contact Your Representative In Support of the NEA, NEH, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

In the face of turmoil in Washington, D.C., and protests against the new administration happening here at home and around the world, it’s easy to lose track of the individual programs put at risk by rash decisions from the White House and Congressional leaders.

One such threat is the White House plan to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services and to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It’s become clear that a large part of the Republican strategy is to distract and overwhelm advocates by releasing a deluge of controversial news each day, and they’re counting on those distractions to make good on this incredibly damaging threat to American arts and culture.

Now is the time to let the president, Speaker Ryan and your congressman know that the cultural community and its advocates are paying attention.

You can do two things right now to fight for the arts in a meaningful way:

1.Call your congressional representatives using this short script and tell them the NEA, NEH, and Public Broadcasting create jobs, build communities, and contribute to children’s education--they’re too valuable to be used for political points. When you’re ready, you can find your representatives’ contact information here:

2. Send emails asking Congress to #SaveTheArts. Make sure you customize your message to have more impact. 

 

You can also sign up for alerts from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy and the home of some of our country’s greatest cultural icons. We can be the home of the resistance to this threat to America’s arts and culture as well. Together, we’ll stand against this each step of the way. Please keep an eye out for updates and information as they arrive.