Jennifer Pickrell

YA Writer

Funding cuts to Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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I get email updates from the Virginia Festival of the Book (one of the programs of VFH) and I got this today and wanted to pass it along:

“Over the weekend, the House Appropriations Committee voted to cut state funding for VFH by $290,000, effective July 1, 2010, and to eliminate all state funding for VFH, effective July 1, 2011. The Senate Finance Committee recommended cutting the VFH budget by $290,000 effective July 1, 2010, but recommended no further cuts. Each House will vote on its own budget on February 25, and the difference in the two budgets will be resolved in conference committee…Call, fax, or email your Delegates and Senators to protest additional cuts to advocate for continued funding.”

Here is the website for VFH if you wanted to read more about their programs:

http://www.virginiafoundation.org/        

Attention Virginia residents – click this link to find your legislators’ contact info:

http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform

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Author: Jennifer Pickrell

I write YA contemporary filled w/ romance, angst & family drama. Things I like: cats, snacks, baseball, green tea, taking pictures of trees & movies so bad, they’re good.

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