Image: NEH Matters LogoOn May 23, President Trump released his 2018 federal budget.  As expected, the proposal would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute for Museums and Library Services.  Other cultural programs important to us all have been slated for elimination, as well.

The White House budget announcement is just the first step required to draft and complete the federal budget.  In fact, final authority for a federal budget rests with Congress, not with the President.  Help us demonstrate why NEH, NEA, and CPB are critical to maintaining a democracy where cultural opportunities are available to all. Tell your member of Congress why funding these programs continues to be important.

Below is a link to the Federation of State Humanities Council’s advocacy software, which enables you to send email messages to your Members of Congress, phone them, or both.  The email message and the phone script urge Members of Congress to oppose the elimination of the NEH.

http://www.statehumanities.org/advocacy/take-action/#/

Mailing addresses and phone numbers for Ohio Congressional representatives are provided below.

Steve Chabot (OH-1) 441 Vine Street
Rm 3003
Cincinnati, OH  45202
513-684-2723
2371 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-2216
Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) 7954 Beechmont Ave
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH  45255
513-474-7777
2419 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-3164
Joyce Beatty (OH-3) 471 East Broad Street
Suite 1100
Columbus, OH  43215
614-220-0003
133 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-4324
Jim Jordan (OH-4) 3121 West Elm Plaza
Lima, OH  45805
419-999-6455
2056 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-2676
Robert Latta (OH-5) 1045 North Main Street
Suite 6
Bowling Green, OH  43402
419-354-8700
2448 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-6405
Bill Johnson (OH-6) 246 Front Street
Marietta, OH  45750
740-376-0868
1710 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-5705
Bob Gibbs (OH-7) 110 Cottage Street
Ashland,  OH  44805
419-207-0650
2446 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-6265
Warren Davidson (OH-8) 8857 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
Suite 102
West Chester, OH  45069
513-779-5400
1004 Longworth House Office Building
Washignton, DC  20515
202-225-6205
Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) One Maritime Plaza
Room 600
Toledo, OH  43604
419-259-7500
2186 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-4146
Michael Turner (OH-10) 120 West 3rd Street
Suite 305
Dayton, OH  45402
937-225-2843
2368 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-6465
Marcia Fudge (OH-11) 4834 Richmond Road
Suite 150
Warrensville Heights, OH  44128
216-522-4908
2344 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-7032
Pat Tiberi (OH-12) 250 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Suite 100
Worthington, OH  43085
614-523-2555
1203 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-5355
Tim Ryan (OH-13) 197 West Market Street
Warren, OH  44481
330-373-0074
1126 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-5261
David Joyce (OH-14) 1 Victoria Place
Room 320
Painsville, OH  44077
440-352-3939
1124 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-3307
Steve Stivers (OH-15) 3790 Municipal Way
Hilliard, OH  43026
314-771-4968
1022 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-2015
Jim Renacci (OH-16) 1 Park Center Drive
Suite 302
Wadsworth, OH  44281
330-334-0040
328 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-3876
Sen. Rob Portman 37 West Broad Street
Room 300
Columbus, OH  43215
614-469-6774
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
202-224-3353
Sen. Sherrod Brown 200 North High Street
Room 614
Columbus, OH  43215
614-469-2083
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
202-224-2315