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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.

Nearly 950 Museums Join Fieldwide Letter to Congress

THANK YOU to the nearly 950 museums and related organizations that signed on to the Nationwide Museum Funding Letter to Congress!

What You Can Do Now:

  • Use AAM’s advocacy tools to build relationships with your legislator

Social Media: #SpeakUpforMuseums, #SaveIMLS, #SavetheNEH, #SavetheNEA, #museumsadvocacy, #museumsadvocacy2017


Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum 2017 Highlights

Museums of all types in all different parts of the country had successful “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum” Week 2017 visits this August and September. The stakes for museums and the federal programs that support them have never been higher, and there’s no more powerful way to help elected officials and their staff understand what museums do than by inviting them in to see for themselves.

It's not too late to invite your legislators. Use our step-by-step guide to get started today!


Alliance Advocacy Alerts:


 

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 2017 166 Representatives and 37 Senators signed on to letters in support of robust funding for OMS.