President Trump To Make Cuts For The Arts And Food For Children In Need
President Trump’s recent Federal Budget proposal is unkind to the arts, to say the least. Among the many agencies facing budget cuts, those that fund humanities, the arts, and public media (public TV and radio broadcasts) are taking some of the biggest hits.
Specifically, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcast (CPB) will be reduced to zero. Additionally, the National Endowments for both Arts and Humanities will be completely eliminated. CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison stated that the cost for the CPB, per citizen per year, is “approximately $1.35.” A small price to pay for “one of America’s best investments,” according to not only Harrison, but to millions around the nation who depend on public TV and radio broadcasts for news, entertainment, and educational programming.
We cannot afford to be complacent about these issues. There are things we can do. If we want to see America continue to support its artists and inform its citizens, we must act now. Find your representatives by typing in your zip code here.
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Read more about Trump’s budget proposal, and how it will affect the arts here.