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The budget introduced this week by the president proposes to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Please call your U.S. representative and senators today to voice your opposition to these proposed cuts, and ask them to support federal funding for these agencies. 

Please consider writing an op-ed or letter to the editor for your local paper expressing support for these agencies. The arts, humanities and public broadcasting are integral to an informed, educated and tolerant democracy in which the values of civility and inclusion are fostered. Appreciation of diverse cultures and diverse viewpoints can only thrive when our cultural and civic institutions thrive. 

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Cuts to these agencies will result in very little savings in the overall federal budget, yet will have a disproportionately, detrimental impact on communities and institutions throughout the country that depend on grants and other support from these agencies. 

Each of the agencies listed above helps support myriad local public broadcasting, arts and research institutions across Indiana. You can learn more about the projected impact of these proposed cuts on Indiana institutions here:

The president will propose this budget to Congress, who will then have to approve it. That is why calling your U.S. representative and senators is critical. Also, it is important to know that support for the CPB, NEA and NEH is a non-partisan issue. Lawmakers of both parties have supported the agencies in the past. 

Please call today, and urge your friends and family to do the same. As Women4Change Indiana, we promote civility and inclusion and we believe that robust arts, humanities and public broadcasting institutions help create positive change and dialogue in our communities and in our democracy.