In August 2022, President Biden nominated Dr. Colleen Joy Shogan as the 11th Archivist of the United States (AOTUS). On March 15, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to send her nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.
We need your help in ensuring that happens!
It is vital that the Senate confirm Dr. Shogan’s nomination as soon as possible. Former-AOTUS David S. Ferriero retired nearly a year ago and the agency has been operating with the Deputy Archivist in an acting capacity since that time. It’s vital that we have a permanent Archivist of the United States in place at this critical time in our nation’s history.
We are asking NCH organizations to share this legislative alert with your members. Urge them to ask their US Senators to vote to confirm Dr. Shogan when her nomination comes to the floor. Please do not delay since it could be brought up at any time!
The alert provides a pre-written email detailing her qualifications and support for her nomination. When you enter your zip code, it automatically directs your message to your two US Senators. The system allows you to personalize your email to include your background and interest in Dr. Shogan’s confirmation before sending.
For additional information, here is a link to the letter the National Coalition for History sent to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in support of Dr. Shogan’s confirmation.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!