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Meet with Members of Congress
Every March, we host Humanities Advocacy Day, when state-based delegations meet with their Members of Congress and/or staff.
We also arrange meetings with Members of Congress and their staff year-round—both on Capitol Hill and in-district. Our advocacy guides support you in preparing for and following up on meetings.
Interested in convening representatives from a range of humanities organizations and higher ed institutions to showcase the broad impact of the humanities? NHA would be happy to help. Let us know by contacting Beatrice Gurwitz, [email protected]
Prepare for a meeting with a Member of Congress by learning more about federal funding for the humanities and the impact of that funding.
Each year, we issue a policy priorities document outlining our funding requests across a range of federal programs and agencies.
We’ve developed NEHforAll.org to aggregate information on NEH’s national impacts, the geographic reach of NEH programs and initiatives, and individual profiles that highlight how NEH funding affects local communities.
The databases of NEH and Title VI grants, meanwhile, will help you bolster your arguments with examples from your district.