Issues at a Glance

A summary of our policy agenda, developed in conjunction with our constituent organizations. See our more detailed briefs below for further information on the individual issues.

For our archive of past advocacy issues, click here.

 

Public Access to Government Records and Information

Through legislation, regulation, and adequate funding for the National Archives, ensure that the public has the greatest possible access to federal government records and information.

 

Support the National Endowment for the Humanities

We urge Congress to maintain or increase funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and to reject President Trump’s efforts to eliminate this vital agency.

 

Support the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

We urge Congress to maintain or increase funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and to reject President Trump’s efforts to eliminate this crucial program.

 

Support History Education

Through legislation, policy, and especially funding, ensure that every K-12 student in America receives a high-quality history education.

 

Support the Institute of Museum and Library Services

We urge Congress to maintain or increase funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and to reject President Trump’s efforts to eliminate this crucial agency.

 

Support Historic Preservation

Ensure that efforts to preserve America’s historic sites, buildings, and artifacts have strong federal government support.

 

Support the Smithsonian Institution

We urge Congress to maintain or increase funding for the Smithsonian Institution.

 

Creating an American Museum of Women’s History

We urge Congress to support the creation of an American Museum of Women’s History (AMWH) as part of the Smithsonian Institution. This includes the appropriation of federal funds and the allocation of land and/or a building to house the museum.

 

Support the Library of Congress

We urge Congress to maintain or increase funding for the Library of Congress.

 

Protect Oral History

Ensure that oral historians remain free from Institutional Review Board oversight and other unnecessary and restrictive government regulation.