House turns down amendment to cut Arts & Humanities funding
We have some good news to report! Because of the record levels of emails, tweets and calls to representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives soundly defeated an amendment that would have cut funding the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The House voted down the Grothman amendment by a vote of 114 – 297. These funds are essential to so many organizations and museums around the country, including our Arab American National Museum (AANM).
Since its founding in May 2005, AANM has been able to shine light on Arab Americans and their presence in our nation through multiple NEA and NEH grants. NEA and NEH have impacted AANM’s programs, research, and exhibitions. Through this support, we have been fortunate enough to give a platform to Arab Americans, while placing our community’s stories in context with the larger American historical narrative. In short, the NEA and NEH have played a critical role in helping our institution. With your help and thousands of others around the country, we have made sure that these two essential endowments have not lost their funding.
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