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Action Alert: Stop the House from Cutting NHPRC Funding to Just $1 Million!

The Issue: 

The President’s proposed budget for FY 2012 recommends funding of just $5 million for NHPRC.  Even worse, on June 16, 2011, the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed a recommendation of JUST $1 MILLION for NHPRC.  Most federal agencies are facing reductions of 6% to 9%.  The current House figure would be a 90% reduction—which would cripple this already modest program that is so important to archives nationwide. 

Action Needed: 

Urge members of the House Appropriations Committee to provide $10 million in funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for FY 2012.  The full Committee will consider NHPRC funding on June 23—so your help is needed to reach the Committee members by June 22, 2011.

What You Can Do: 

Call your Representative’s office or send a fax message urging him or her to support NHPRC funding at $10 million. If your Representative is not on the House Appropriations Committee, you or your organization can fax or email letters to the Committee chair and the Ranking member urging a funding level of $10 million.  Because the full Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider NHPRC funding on June 23, you must send your message by June 22!

See background and talking points about NHPRC here.  Make your request directly and clearly.  Tell your Representative or the Committee leaders that you want them to fund NHPRC, a program of the National Archives and Records Administration, at $10 million for FY 2012.

Be specific about the benefits of NHPRC to your organization, constituents, or state.  (For a list of NHPRC grants given in your state, select your state from the list below.)  Personalize your letter or call with an appeal that highlights the impact of one or two grants on you, your institution, your users, and/or your state.  (Don't send the entire list of grants awarded in your state.) With budget cuts a given in this Congress, be very sensitive to the issues and ideas of the member(s) of Congress to whom you're addressing your communication. 

For additional suggestions on crafting your message, see http://www2.archivists.org/news/2011/action-alert-urge-congress-to-fund-nhprc-at-10-million-for-fy-2012.  

Fax your letter; snail mail won’t get there in time.  Even better, call or follow up your fax with a call.  Each contact will make a difference.  It is imperative that we make the voice of the archives community heard loud and clear.   The time is now, the choice is ours.  We can make a difference only if we take action now!

Members of the House Appropriations Committee are:

Republicans

Harold Rogers (R-KY), Chair, Phone (202) 225-4601 / Fax (202) 225-0940

C. W. Bill Young (R-FL), Phone (202) 225-5961 / Fax (202) 225-9764 

Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Phone (202) 225-5861 / Fax (202) 225-6498

Frank R. Wolfe (R-VA), Phone (202) 225-5136 / Fax (202) 225-0437

Jack Kingston (R-GA), Phone (202) 225-5831 / Fax (202) 226-2269

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Phone (202) 225-5034 / Fax (202) 225-3186

Tom Latham (R-IA), Phone (202) 225-5476 / Fax (202) 225-3301

Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL), Phone (202) 225-4876 / Fax (202) 225-5587

Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), Phone (202) 225-4404 / Fax (202) 226-6692

Kay Granger (R-TX), Phone (202) 225-5071 / Fax (202) 225-5683

Michael K. Simpson (R-ID), Phone (202) 225-5531 / Fax (202) 225-8216

John Abney Culberson (R-TX), Phone (202) 225-2571 / Fax (202) 225-4381

Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Phone (202) 225-2501 / Fax (202) 225-2504

Denny Rehberg (MT), Phone (202) 225-3211 / Fax (202) 225-5687

John R. Carter (R-TX), Phone (202) 225-3864 / Fax (202) 225-5886 

Rodney Alexander (R-LA), Phone (202) 225-8490 / Fax (202) 225-5639

Ken Calvert (R-CA), Phone (202) 225-1986 / Fax (202) 225-2004

Jo Bonner (R-AL), Phone (202)-225-4931 / Fax (202) 225-0562

Steve C. La Tourette (R-OH), Phone (202) 225-5731 / Fax (202) 225-3307

Tom Cole (R-OK), Phone (202) 225-6165 / Fax (202) 225-3512

Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Phone (202) 225-2635 / Fax (202) 226-4386

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Phone (202) 225-4211 / Fax (202) 225-8576

Charles Dent (R-PA), Phone (202) 225-6411 / Fax (202) 226-0778

Steve Austria (R-OH), Phone (202) 225-4324 / Fax (202) 225-1984

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Phone (202) 225-2311 / Fax (202) 225-3057

Tom Graves (R-GA), Phone (202) 225-5211 / Fax (202) 225-8272

Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Phone: (202) 225-2865 /  Fax (202) 225-2807

Steve Womack (R-AR), Phone (202) 225-4301 / Fax (202) 225-5713

Allan Nunnelee (R-MS), Phone: (202) 225-4306 / Fax (202) 225-3549

Democrats

Norman D. Dicks (D-WA), Phone (202) 225-5916 / Fax (202) 226-1176

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Phone (202) 225-4146 / Fax (202) 225-7711

Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), Phone (202) 225-2461 / Fax (202) 225-2493

Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Phone (202) 225-6506 / Fax (202) 225- 0546

José E. Serrano (D-NY), Phone (202) 225-4361 / Fax (202) 225-6001

Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT), Phone (202) 225- 3661 / Fax (202) 225-4890

James P. Moran (D-VA), Phone (202) 225- 4376 / Fax (202) 225- 0017

John W. Olver (D-MA), Phone (202) 225-5335 / Fax (202) 226-1224

Ed Pastor (D-AZ), Phone (202) 225-4065 / Fax (202) 257- 9103

David E. Price (D-NC), Phone (202) 225-1784 / Fax (202) 225-2014

Maurice D. Hinchey (D-NY), Phone (202) 225-6335 / Fax (202) 225-0774

Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Phone (202) 225-1766 / Fax (202) 225-0350

Sam Farr (D-CA), Phone (202) 225- 2861 / Fax (202) 225-6791

Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Phone (202) 225-0773 / Fax (202) 225-0899

Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Phone (202) 225- 4001 / Fax (202) 225-5392

Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ), Phone (202) 225- 5061 / Fax (202) 225-5851

Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Phone (202) 225- 3631 / Fax (202) 225-2203

Barbara Lee (D-CA), Phone (202) 225-2661 / Fax (202) 225-9871

Adam B. Schiff (D-CA), Phone (202) 225- 4176 / Fax (202) 225-5828

Michael M. Honda (D-CA), Phone (202) 225-2631 / Fax (202) 225-2699

Betty McCollum (D-MN), Phone (202) 225-6631 / Fax (202) 225-1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking time from your busy day to help make a difference for the archives profession!

NHPRC grants given by state:

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Florida062011.pdf86.06 KB
Georgia062011.pdf73.32 KB
Hawaii022011.pdf82.97 KB
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Illinois062011.pdf90.67 KB
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Iowa062011.pdf83.14 KB
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Kentucky062011.pdf95.49 KB
Louisiana062011.pdf86.64 KB
Maine062011.pdf62.42 KB
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Minnesota062011.pdf86.25 KB
Mississippi062011.pdf91.18 KB
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