Last week, Donald Trump announced his budget proposal, which includes the defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanties (recipients of approximately .006% of government spending in 2016).
Writers and artists across the country have mobilized to voice their opposition to the cuts, and in solidarity with these movements, we asked writers to share the postcards they will be sending to their representatives to demand that the NEA and NEH remain funded. Below is a sample of what we have received; we encourage everyone to participate by contacting their representatives (who can be easily determined here) and sharing what they sent with the hashtag #NEAProtestcards.
Adrienne Celt, author of The Daughters
Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife
Tracy O’Neill, author of The Hopeful
Nathan Schneider, author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse
Blair Braverman, author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube
Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red Car
Mark Sarvas, author of Harry, Revised
Jimin Han, author of A Small Revolution
Kristen Radtke, author of Imagine Only Wanting This
Michael David Lukas, author of The Oracle of Stamboul
Naomi Benaron, author of Running the Rift
Tracy Winn, author of Mrs. Somebody Somebody
Clea Simon, author of Into The Grey