Support Federal Funding for National History Day!

The House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations’ Subcommittees have jurisdiction over the Department of Education’s budget. These subcommittees currently are drafting appropriations bills and we are asking them to support the inclusion of a $5 million appropriation for National History Day (NHD) program in the fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Education.

Please take a minute to go to the Humanities Advocacy Network to send a letter to the your Members of Congress and let them know how vital the National History Day program is to the historical community.

If your Representative or Senators are members of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations’ Subcommittees, the Cap Wiz system will recognize your zip code and send them a specially targeted message.

National History Day, Inc. (NHD) is a yearlong, nonprofit education program dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history in schools. The program teaches students critical reading and writing skills that will help them succeed in college, the workplace, and make them effective citizens in the 21st century. NHD engages more than 1.5 million people – students, teachers and parents – annually. A core of the program is a national contest similar to science fair where students produce performances, exhibits, documentaries and research papers based on in-depth historical research.

Please keep the future of the past in good hands by supporting a $5 million for the National History Day program.