Protect the National Endowment for the Arts/National Endowment for the Humanities 15 April 2019
A message from IATSE President Matthew Loeb
For the third year in a row, President Trump has zeroed out the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities citing "no meaningful impact" as its reasoning.
I ask President Trump to tell that to the 4.3 million Americans whose jobs rely upon the nonprofit arts sector remaining vibrant in every community throughout this country. I ask President Trump to tell that to the businesses that rely upon arts patronage as a primary source of revenue. I ask President Trump to tell that to the children who are becoming the artists of tomorrow through grants funded by the NEA and NEH.
The IATSE stands firm in its support of these national institutions, and we ask Congress to do the right thing and fully fund the NEA and NEH. These critical investments are indeed meaningful and impact the lives of millions in every corner of this nation, and we simply cannot stand by and allow the budget to be balanced on the back of working families and young artists. The IATSE must make our voices heard, and I thank you for your activism.
Call Your Member of Congress Today: 1-844-899-9913
Calling your Member of Congress is a quick, powerful form of advocacy. The IATSE has an important role to play when carrying the message of jobs in the arts. Make your voice heard today and call your elected official and ask them to support full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sample Call Script:
Hi, my name is ______ and my zip code is ________. I'm calling to ask [Insert Member of Congress's name] to support full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the humanities for fiscal year 2020. These institutions ensure all Americans have access to the arts, while helping to support millions of good-paying jobs.
Dear [Senator/Representatives Name]
I urge you to support full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities for fiscal year 2020. These institutions ensure millions of Americans have access to the arts and educational content, while helping to support millions of goodpaying jobs.
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