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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.


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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.

Show Off Your Museum During ‘Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum’ Week

The Alliance is excited to announce the fourth annual, field-wide, “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week,” August 8-15, 2015.

“The most powerful way to demonstrate the vital role that museums play is to invite public officials to see your museum in action,” said Alliance President and CEO Laura L. Lott. The Alliance provides all the tools you need to find out who represents you in Congress, send an invitation letter and prepare for your visits in our complete “How To” guide.

Don't forget to take photos of your visits, and share on Facebook and Twitter with #InviteCongress!


Congress Wraps Up Work, Heads Home; IMLS Director Nomination Set to Advance

As August approaches, members of Congress are headed home. Despite very tight funding constraints, several accounts important to museums fared quite well. There's also still time to invite your legislators to visit your museum. Over 100 legislators have already been invited to visit the museums they represent.

Kit Matthew’s nomination as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services is scheduled to be considered by the Senate HELP Committee on Thursday, August 6. Ask your Senators to approve her nomination.

Learn more in our July 31 Alliance Advocacy Alert.
 

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

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.


Record Support in Congress for Museum Funding 

A record 132 Representatives and 30 Senators joined letters in support of IMLS funding.