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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!

Make your voice heard with your legislators.


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.

Are you ready for #InviteCongress?

The Alliance is excited to launch the fifth annual field-wide, Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week,” August 6-13, 2016. We know that museums are unique and innovative learning spaces, but do your elected officials? Demonstrate that museums are essential to federal, state and local legislators.

Get AAM's How To Guide and the latest museum funding updates.


IMLS Funding Advances in Senate; Show Your Support!

The Senate Appropriations Committee has advanced bipartisan legislation setting Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels for several federal agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Despite having less to spend overall than last year, the bill’s authors proposed a minor increase of $1 million for IMLS, including an increase of $574,000—to $31.9 million—for its Office of Museum Services.
 
Take Action Now: Register your support for IMLS museum funding today.


Alliance Releases New Tool for Engaging Your Board

We're excited to partner with BoardSource to release Stand for Your Mission, a discussion guide for museum leaders—especially directors and trustees—to get involved with advocacy. Download your copy today and take the first step in harnessing your board's power as advocates.

Join the Movement: Speak Up for Museums

In February, museum advocates visited 368 Congressional offices to make the case that museums are essential educational assets and economic engines. Now you can use these tools and materials to get involved from home: 
 

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.

Legislative Record 2015

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


Record Support for Museum Funding

This year 160 Representatives and 33 Senators signed on to letters in support of robust funding for OMS. Learn more


New Overtime Labor Rules

May 24 and 31 Independent Sector webinar recordings now available.