Thank you for your interest in advocating for the humanities! Together we can support efforts to assure continued federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state humanities councils.
The humanities are not a luxury for any one segment of society, they are fundamental to the social fabric of our nation and our communities. Through the Federal/State Partnership, NEH provides core funding to Colorado Humanities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as well as all the other 55 humanities councils that serve the U.S. states and territories. This core funding has been essential in enabling the delivery of outstanding programs in communities throughout the nation, tailored to local and regional interests and reaching geographical areas and groups that would otherwise not have access to such programs.
Colorado Humanities and other state humanities councils have been vigorously supported across the political spectrum because people recognize that a strong, vibrant democracy requires informed, engaged citizens. While Colorado Humanities’ revenue sources include private support, the loss of funding from NEH would greatly harm our ability to carry out our work.
The Federation of State Humanities Councils advocates nationally for support of NEH and the state humanities councils. As a member of the Federation, Colorado Humanities is an active, committed participant in their advocacy efforts. We ask you to participate, too. You can use the Federation’s website http://www.statehumanities.org/advocacy/ to facilitate your call or email to members of Congress. The Federation’s online advocacy platform provides further information on issues, easy access to members of Congress, talking points, and more.