For the third year in a row, President Trump has zeroed out the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts and the
National Endowment for the Humanities citing "no meaningful impact" as its reasoning.
I ask President Trump to tell that to the 4.3 million Americans whose jobs rely upon the nonprofit arts sector remaining
vibrant in every community throughout this country. I ask President Trump to tell that to the businesses that rely upon
arts patronage as a primary source of revenue. I ask President Trump to tell that to the children who are becoming the
artists of tomorrow through grants funded by the NEA and NEH.
The IATSE stands firm in its support of these national institutions, and ôÂÂ€ÂÂ…ÂÂ’e ask Congress to do the right thing and fully fund
the NEA and NEH. These critical investments are indeed meaningful and impact the lives of millions in every corner of this nation, and we simply cannot stand by and allow the budget to be balanced on the back of working families and young artists. The IATSE must make our voices heard, and I thank you for your activism.
Please download and use the attached toolkit to call & email your members of Congress and to post support for the NEA on social media