URGENT! Oppose Amendments to Slash NEA Funding! - (February 15, 2011)

Washington, D.C. - Please ACT NOW to urge your member of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose amendments that would slash National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding for the current FY11 fiscal year. The broad federal spending bill under debate on the House floor right now already includes a $22.5 million reduction in NEA funding. Two amendments have been introduced that would decrease NEA funding even further:

Oppose the amendment offered by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) that would decrease NEA funding by an additional $20.6 million, for a total NEA cut of $43.1 million.

Oppose the amendment offered by Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) that would eliminate FY11 NEA funding altogether.

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Thanks to all who have already weighed in with Congress in response to the recent League alerts. We need you to continue speaking up! For those of you who have not yet acted, please make your voice heard now. The League will keep you informed of the outcome of these votes and will let you know how you can help with the next step - consideration by the U.S. Senate.

 

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