As you most likely heard on yesterday’s news, President Trump’s budget proposal includes a recommendation for elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and Institute of Museums and Library Services and 49 National Historic Sites. All of this is concerning and requires citizens that support these important investments to speak up.

The federal appropriations process does not end here. We now begin a concerted grassroots effort to convince Congress to #SaveTheNEA. Here are the actions you can take right now:

  1. The most important thing you can do is to take two minutes to send a customizable message to your elected representatives in Congress and urge them to oppose any attempt to eliminate or cut funding to the NEA.
  2. Post on Facebook and Twitter to help rally national support to save the NEA. There is strength in numbers and your social media friends can help.

Learn five ways the NEA benefits Charlotte.

Thank you for your support as we continue to work to increase access to arts and cultural programming for every citizen.

Robert E. Bush, Jr.
President, ASC

Read my statement regarding the proposed elimination of NEA funding.