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Ways to Advocate Today

Create an Economic Impact Statement for your museum. 
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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.

Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

The Trump Administration has formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.

Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott: “It is Congress—not the President—that will ultimately determine funding levels for these vital agencies. After a record-setting presence at Museums Advocacy Day 2017, the Alliance will continue to work with our allies to build on Congress’ tradition of strong bipartisan support for these agencies. We hope you will join our efforts today.”

#SpeakUpforMuseums:
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Senate Office of Museum Services Funding Letter Deadline Extended to May 22

Senators have until Monday, May 22 to sign on to the appropriations letter in support of the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The letter already has strong support—signatures from a bipartisan group of 30 Senators—but this year’s effort is especially important, with the agency targeted for elimination by the president’s proposed budget outline.

Museum advocates can make a big difference for the cause with one final push

 

FY 2017 Funding Moves Forward, Some Good News for Museums

Congressional negotiators have released details of a funding plan to complete the Fiscal Year 2017 federal appropriations process. See some good news for museums in the chart here and stay tuned for more from AAM as this legislation continues to be finalized. Use #museumsadvocacy to follow updates on Facebook and Twitter.


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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.

New 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 2016 160 Representatives and 33 Senators signed on to letters in support of robust funding for OMS. Learn more