Contact Congress

Enter your zipcode:

Learn More »


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.

Plan to Attend Museums Advocacy Day 2015
Feb. 23-24, Washington D.C.

Museums Advocacy Day brings together the entire museum field to make the case that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. Museums Advocacy Day is a unique and powerful event, offering an opportunity to network with colleagues and to join forces to take the message directly to Capitol Hill. Learn more in our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert.


Participate in National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is September 23. The Alliance is one of more than 1,500 National Partners of this important nationwide initiative to help ensure no one misses the chance to vote because of lack of information about their voting status, polling place or how to register to vote. Museums and nonprofits can participate in a wide variety of non-partisan voter activities.

Learn more in our Sept. 10 Alliance Advocacy Alert.


Is your museum included in the Museum Universe Data File?

In May, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) began an effort to count every museum in the United States. The agency released an online data file of 35,144 museums—and called on the museum field to review it and provide feedback to ensure that every museum was included.
 
Is your museum accurately listed? Learn more in our Sept. 4 Alliance Advocacy Alert.


House Passes IRA Charitable Rollover Bill; Urge the Senate to Take Action

On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4719, legislation that would permanently reinstate three charitable giving tax incentives, including the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. The bipartisan vote follows an open letter from over 850 nonprofit organizations in support of these provisions, including more than 220 museums spanning 47 states. Urge your Senators to pass this legislation!

 

Ways to Advocate Today

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