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.
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has introduced S. 3391
, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2016, joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). This bipartisan legislation, which the Alliance worked with others to help craft, would reauthorize the Institute of Museum and Library Services for six years and advance many of the Principles for IMLS Reauthorization
endorsed by the museum field. Learn more and contact your Senators today
The Alliance shares a selection of resources
available for nonprofit museums, organizations and their staffs. Find easy-to-use, detailed information about what you and your staff can and cannot do, checklists for voter engagement and permissible activities, fact sheets on nonprofits and ballot measures, social media guidelines and links to voter registration and polling information.
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.
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: