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Save the Date for Humanities Advocacy Day 2013

Today’s guest post is by Duane Webster, Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance.

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce that the National Humanities Alliance will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day on Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 19.  Pre-meeting sessions are tentatively scheduled to begin the afternoon of Sunday, March 17.  Events will take place in Washington, DC on The George Washington University campus and Capitol Hill.  A block of rooms at the One Washington Circle Hotel (located near GWU) is reserved for participants at a discounted rate of $159/night on Saturday, March 17, and $239 Sunday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 20.  Additional meeting information, including online registration, will be available on the NHA website this fall.

If you have any suggestions or questions regarding the 2013 meeting or advocacy day, I can be reached at duane@arl.org or 202-296-4994 x149.  You may also contact Erin Mosley at emosley@nhalliance.org or x150.  I hope you are planning to attend.

Sincerely,

Duane Webster
Executive Director
National Humanities Alliance

Preserve the NEH and Title VI/Fulbright-Hays Program Budgets – Contact your Members of Congress

Today’s guest blog post is a letter written by the Interim Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance, Duane Webster. Please help by contacting your congressional member today!

Dear Colleague,

Please help support the humanities by taking a few minutes to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to sign two important Dear Colleague letters currently circulating in the House of Representatives.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Representative David Price (D-NC) is circulating a Dear Colleague letter in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  The letter, addressed to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies, requests $154.3 million for NEH in FY 2013.  This is the same level requested by the President.  A copy of the letter is available here.  Please ask your Representative to sign this letter.  Click here to send an email today.  The Alliance has set up a template message for you to customize. You can also contact your Representative by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. The deadline to sign the letter is March 16.

Title VI/ Fulbright-Hays International Education and Foreign Language Programs

Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) is circulating a Dear Colleague letter in support of Title VI/ Fulbright-Hays International Education and Foreign Language programs.  The letter, addressed to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education, requests no less than $75.729 million for these programs.  This is the same level requested by the President. A copy of the letter is available here.  Please ask your Representative to sign this letter.  Click here to send an email today.  The Alliance has set up a template message for you to customize. You can also contact your Representative by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. The deadline to sign the letter is March 14.

Thank you for your assistance with these important issues.  The signatures on these letters will provide an important record of support for federal humanities funding in the House of Representatives.

Sincerely,

Duane Webster

Interim Executive Director
National Humanities Alliance

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