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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.

Join the Cause: Advocate from Anywhere

Feb. 27-28 is Museums Advocacy Day 2017! Whether you are joining us in Washington, D.C. or will be advocating from home, we've got you covered.


NEW: State-by-State Snapshots

Find out how much funding museums in your state get from IMLS, NEH, and NEA.


Recent Alliance Advocacy Alerts:

A Call to Action for Museums

  • On Friday, Jan. 20, we witnessed a peaceful transfer of power to a new administration. Now comes the governing, policymaking, and setting of federal budget priorities.  Now is when our work begins in earnest. Learn more in our Jan. 21 Alliance Advocacy Alert.

28 Reasons to Attend Museums Advocacy Day

  • We are preparing for a year that will be filled with challenges to federal support for museums. Museums Advocacy Day—Feb. 27-28—is an ideal time to advocate for museums. We invite the entire museum field to participate. See all 28 reasons to jump-start your advocacy efforts today. 

Key Takeaways from Election Day 2016; What it means for museums

  • Following one of the most contentious election seasons, we are preparing for the year ahead. There is a lot at stake, and we look forward to reinforcing the message that supporting museums is a wise investment for our nation. Here are our top takeaways from the 2016 election.


 

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