Sign the Petition: Oppose Trump’s budget that destroys funding for the arts and humanities

To: Members of the U.S. Congress

In 1965, with bipartisan support, Congress introduced the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities to promote innovative and creative expression, cultural and artistic understanding, and scholarly research as a basis for an informed democracy. President Trump's administration now threatens U.S. leadership in these areas by promoting a budget that eliminates the Endowments – ushering in a new Dark Ages in America. I urge you to reject any budget brought before Congress that eliminates funding for the arts and humanities.

Funding for the NEA and NEH each constitute only .003% of federal spending, an investment that supports some of the world's greatest literature, art, and cultural institutions. Eliminating these vital agencies would lessen America's stature as a haven for free thinkers and a global leader in humanity's shared quest for knowledge.

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Donald Trump's administration is promoting a budget blueprint that completely eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We must fight back!

Sign the petition demanding that the U.S. Congress reject any budget that eliminates funding for the arts and humanities.

Founded in 1965 with bipartisan support, the Endowments support cultural institutions including museums, libraries, universities, and public television.

Their funding supports literature, scholarly research, visual arts, dance, theater, museums, and arts education programs around the country, ensuring that all Americans can access arts and culture.

The Trump budget – if enacted – would erase federal funding for the arts and humanities, depriving artists and scholars of crucial support for the work that fuels America's innovation and creativity, and hindering efforts to allow all Americans to enjoy and participate in our vibrant national culture.

Stand with artists, writers, researchers, scholars, educators and everyday individuals in opposing Donald Trump's budget that undermines U.S. leadership and innovation in arts, culture, and the humanities.

Sign the petition today!

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