NHA is developing a model for district-level advocacy that will mobilize the humanities communities in fifty Congressional districts that are strategically-important for building support in Congress for humanities funding. These mobilized humanities communities will contact their Members of Congress to:
- advocate for federal humanities funding;
- communicate information about humanities activities in the district; and
- extend invitations to the Member of Congress and his/her staff to attend local humanities events.
Each Network will have its own website
We will supply each Humanities Action Network with its own website that will serve as a focal point for its activities. This website—which will be managed by NHA staff and a district captain—will allow advocates to
- sign up to receive alerts;
- send messages in support of the humanities to their elected officials; and
- see information on humanities resources within their district and a calendar of humanities events within the district.
In fall 2015, we will launch pilot Humanities Action Networks in two areas. We will begin launching additional Humanities Action Networks in 2016.