The NHPRC is facing severe budget cuts which could cripple the organization’s ability to carry out its legal mandate, which in turn seriously impedes the capacity of repositories nationwide to care for our nation’s heritage and make it available for use by our citizens. I’m sure many of our repositories have benefitted in some way from NHPRC funding and so we understand the vital service that this organization provides.
Georgia Representative Tom Graves is a member of the Financial Services Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. Georgia Representatives Jack Kingston and Sanford Bishop are also members of the House Appropriations Committee. If you’re a constituent of one of these representatives, please take a moment to call Representatives Graves, Kingston and Bishop’s offices and voice your support for level funding for the NHPRC as part of the National Archives budget.
If you are not a constituent of one of these representatives, or are not a resident of Georgia, you can still contact Subcommittee Chair Ander Crenshaw (Florida) or Ranking Member Jose Serrano (New York) to express your support. You can find contact information for the legislators here.
You can find more information about the budget cuts in the SAA Action Alert and in this article.