Guide to Navigating Humanities on the Hill
In lieu of this week’s Federation Update, we hope this Update provides you with everything you need to know going into next week and your Hill visits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Jon Parrish Peede, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to Speak at Congressional Reception
Reception will be held at the Rayburn Office Building, Foyer on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Please remember to invite your members of Congress to join us at our congressional reception on Wednesday, March 6, and offer remarks. This is a great opportunity to welcome new members of Congress and to thank members who have been supportive of the humanities. Jon Peede will be our featured speaker, and John Davis, provost of the Smithsonian, will recognize the 25-year council/SITES partnership serving thousands of rural communities across America.
The Federation website hosts a variety of resources for Humanities on the Hill. Click here to view all advocacy and event materials or see below for specifics:
- FY 2020 Position Paper, which advocates for $167.5 million for NEH and $53 million for the Federal/State Partnership
- FY 2020 Talking Points to help answer questions and to support this year’s ask
- The 2019 Advocacy Handbook featuring background information on advocacy, funding, and committees
- Congressional Contact Form to fill out following your visits (one per visit); click here to access print version
- Advocacy Webinar Recording, a recording of the free webinar featuring legislative information from Carolyn Fuller and preparation information from Oklahoma Humanities’ Ann Thompson and Maryland Humanities’ Phoebe Stein and Aaron Heinsman
- Humanities in American Life videos and documents, which can be customized to fit individual councils
The following event resources are also available to members participating in Humanities on the Hill:
- Humanities on the Hill Main Event Page, featuring links to advocacy resources, hotel information, agendas, registration, and information on the Executive Directors’ Retreat
- Congressional Reception Invitation. Please distribute this to your congressional members and staff and let them know there will be opportunities for Hill members to share remarks and address the room. A printed invite will also be available at the registration desk before the March 5 Briefing
- Event Agenda , which lists times, locations and brief descriptions of the week’s events
- Briefing Agenda, which highlights what will be covered during this first official event of the week including an opportunity to hear perspectives from two different Hill staffers
- Book the HoH Photographer request form (TODAY IS THE DEADLINE)
- Hotel Information, including the address of the event hotel, Hotel Palomar
Wish you had all this in an app? We’ve got you covered! Check your email for your invitation to download the Humanities on the Hill app and access all these materials and more, including maps of Capitol Hill and the DC Metro system, local dining options, and DCA flight status reports. You can also set up your profile and connect directly with others through the app and view what people are seeing and experiencing during the week via the social wall. When posting to social media, please use #HumHill19 to connect your posts with all attendees!
Invitations to download the app went out earlier this week and last week to those who registered for Humanities on the Hill. Email was sent by “FSHC Events” subject, “HoH 2019 – Download the App Now! If you did not receive an invitation or are having trouble downloading/accessing the app, please email us at email@example.com.