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Ways to Advocate Today

Create an Economic Impact Statement for your museum. 
Find your legislators and send a letter to Congress. 
Sign up to receive Advocacy Alerts. 
Read current issue briefs on legislation and policy. 
Invite your elected officials to visit your museum.

Legislative Record

Use this members-only resource to see where elected officials stand on key issues for museums.


Join and Be Counted!

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Advocacy

The American Alliance of Museums works to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos. The Alliance helps museums tell our story and promotes a deeper understanding of museums with policymakers, the press and the public.

Nearly 950 Museums Join Fieldwide Letter to Congress

THANK YOU to the nearly 950 museums and related organizations that signed on to the Nationwide Museum Funding Letter to Congress!

What You Can Do Now:

  • Use AAM’s advocacy tools to build relationships with your legislator

Social Media: #SpeakUpforMuseums, #SaveIMLS, #SavetheNEH, #SavetheNEA, #museumsadvocacy, #museumsadvocacy2017


House Approves FY 2018 Spending Measure; Action Now Moves to Senate

On September 14, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 3354) by a vote of 211-198 to provide $1.23 trillion for an omnibus Fiscal Year 2018 spending package. The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate, where the path forward is unclear.

Get the details and see what you can do now to support museums.
 

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Ways to Advocate Today

Create an Economic Impact Statement for your museum. 
Find your legislators
Invite Congress to visit your museum.

Contact your members of Congress.

Be a part of Museums Advocacy Day.

#InviteCongress 2017 Highlights

Use our step-by-step guide to invite your legislators today.


Tool for Engaging Your Board

We partnered with BoardSource to release Stand for Your Mission, a discussion guide for museum leaders and trustees. Download your copy.


Legislative Record 2015-2016

Use this members-only resource to see where elected officials stand on key issues for museums!


Record Support for Museum Funding

In 2017 166 Representatives and 37 Senators signed on to letters in support of robust funding for OMS.