Cheeto Mussolini wants to defund the humanities because if none of us can "think critically" or "read," we won't have the wherewithal to kick his orange ass to the curb. Resist!
Thank you for taking my call! I'm a constituent from [city/town] and I am calling to express my support for the National Endowment for the Humanities. I have been concerned by reports in the news that President Trump is considering a proposal to eliminate the NEH. If he does I hope that the Representative/Senator will do everything they can to oppose it.
Do you know what the Representative/Senator's position is on NEH?
Possible Talking Points:
Share your experience with the agency!
-NEH grants are critical for encouraging private financing of projects. Challenge Grants, for example, have been leveraged at a 3:1 ratio,while State Council grants are leveraged at a 5:1 ratio and Public Programs at an 8:1 ratio.
-NEH grants are highly competitive, funding less than 16% of peer-reviewed grant applications.
-NEH's Standing Together initiative supports veterans and their families in the transition back to civilian life, and promotes public understanding of the military experience for all Americans.
-NEH-supported humanities councils provide continuing education and family literacy programs in every state in the country.
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