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Trump's Budget Cuts are Hazardous to the Nation's Health

March 16, 2017

This morning President Trump sent a budget to congress that recommends, among other things, eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute for Museum and LIbrary Services. These cuts are hazardous to the health of our nation.

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Eras are defined and buoyed by creative culture, but the unnecessary elimination of the NEA threatens the structure of our artistic past and the future that we should be making. Administrations from both parties have supported the NEA for over 50 years, and if that funding implodes, we’ll all have more than potholes to fill.

Click here to see grants the NEA awarded last year alone.

Contact your elected representatives and urge them to oppose any attempt to eliminate the NEA.

Other useful links: Americans for the Arts, 10 Reasons to Support the Arts, Arts Mobilization Center