House committee votes to kill funding for the arts in US public schools

Today, a bill that would deliver a devastating blow to arts in schools was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce.

The Committee voted 23-16 to approve H.R. 1891, legislation sponsored by Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) that would eliminate all funding for the federal Arts in Education Program. The bill will now proceed to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

Click here and let your Representative know you oppose H.R. 1891 and its shortsighted cuts to valuable arts education programs.

Just a minute of your time is all it takes to help protect funding for the arts in America’s public schools. With your voice we have a chance.

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