(Sent by the National Humanities Alliance on May 5, 2020)
As Congress considers additional COVID-19 stimulus funding packages, we are once again calling on you to advocate for additional relief funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
While we are very grateful for the $75 million awarded to the NEH in the CARES Act, currently available funding will cover only a fraction of the needed assistance.
Humanities educators and organizations across the country continue to face intense strains as they try to meet the growing needs of their communities. Whether it's humanities programming that connects people, scholars contributing to public discourse about the pandemic, or archives that have made a quick pivot to preserve artifacts of this moment, the humanities are proving crucial to community life.
Please help us by taking action today and asking your Members of Congress to sign on to a Dear Colleague Letter that supports significant supplemental funding for the humanities. The deadline for sign ons is COB tomorrow so please take action as soon as possible.
We are rallying the humanities community in a variety of ways to make the case for additional stimulus funding for the NEH. Learn more about our broader advocacy efforts here.
Thank you so much for your continued advocacy for the humanities!