KHC needs your help today to protect funding for the Kansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
On Wednesday morning, July 31, the House Appropriations Committee will vote on the bill that proposes a 49% cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Having access to, and resources for, local cultural programs is important for healthy communities.
Now is not the time to do 49% less; now is the time to do more: More local projects that document the stories of changing Kansas, like the shutdown of Treece; more oral histories with Korean War veterans; more citizen discussions on our global and economic competitors, like China; more presentations about topics that inspire us to do more and do better: a history of civil rights in Kansas, contemporary Kansas entrepreneurs, or the work ethic of President Eisenhower.
If you agree, please click here to contact your representative and ask him or her to oppose the 49% cut. Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder is on the Appropriations Committee, a key national leadership position.
Follow #humanitiesmatter on Twitter for updates and contact Julie Mulvihill at julie(at)kansashumanities.org with questions.
Turning Points Stories of Change
The Turning Points: Stories of Change short film initiative application deadline is July 31st. Click here for more information.