Linguistic and Science Funding:​ ​

  • The Trump Administration's FY21 Budget Proposal: Implications for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

  • The Trump Administration's FY21 Budget Proposal: Protect the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

    • In the FY21 Budget Proposal, Former President Trump proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. LSA ally the National Humanities Alliance, a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill, campaigned against this, and offered an email generator for writing to Members of Congress.

  • The Trump Administration's FY20 Budget Proposal: Protect the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

    • In the FY20 Budget Proposal, Former President Trump proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. LSA ally the National Humanities Alliance, a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill, campaigned against this, and the Consortium of Social Science Associations, a non-profit organization promoting funding for the social and behavioral sciences, provided an analysis of the budget proposal. Read more here.

  • The Trump Administration’s FY19 Budget Proposal: Protect the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

    • In the FY19 Budget Proposal, Former President Trump proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States, including linguistics and the documentation of endangered languages. LSA ally the National Humanities Alliance, a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill, campaigned against this. Read more here.

  • The Trump Administration’s FY17/18 Budget Proposal: Implications for Linguistics

  • NEH for All initiative

    • This column offers an overview of an initiative that began in 2017 in the wake of the Trump administration’s efforts to defund the National Endowment for the Humanities, this initiative has charted new approaches to documenting the impact of the NEH in ways that are compelling to policymakers and other stakeholders.


Native American Language Revitalization and Education:

The LSA has been a long-time advocate for federal (US) programs that support Native American language preservation and revitalization efforts. Click here for an archive of past and recent legislation and efforts to promote Native American Language Education and Revitalization, and check our Public Policy page for ongoing and current efforts.


Linguistics, International Education, Student/Scholar Visas, and Related Issues:

  • The LSA opposed ICE rules regarding International Students (July 2020)​

    • In July 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released new rules making it more difficult for international students to enter or remain in the United States. The LSA published a statement in opposition to these rules and in support of the important role that International Students play in U.S. Institutions. Click here to read the LSA's Statement.


Past Events:

  • March For Science, April 22, 2017

    • The LSA executed a formal partnership with organizers of the April 22, 2017 March for Science event. Click here for more information.