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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.


Join and Be Counted!

Make your voice heard with your legislators.


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.

Alliance Releases New Tool for Engaging Your Board

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.


U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes New Overtime Rules

As we reported in a recent Museum magazine article, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has spent the past year reviewing federal rules for when an employee is eligible for overtime compensation, and new guidelines have now been finalized. Many museums and their workers will be affected by this development. There are several resources available to help.

Learn more about this issue during two webinars sponsored by our partners at Independent Sector.


Speak Up for Museums During #AAM2016

Don’t miss these advocacy opportunities during the #AAM2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in Washington, DC, May 26-29! Options include In Conversation With Federal Agency Leaders, Using Social Media for Advocacy, Morning Coffee with U.S. Senators, CEF Presidential Forum, Federal Agency Pavilion and Meet Your AAM Lobbyists. It’s not too late to register. 

Not coming to #AAM2016?
You can still learn the issues, find resources to bolster your advocacy skills or download the infographic (PDF).


Join the Movement: Speak Up for Museums

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: 
 

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 2015

Use this members-only resource to see where elected officials stand on key issues for museums!


Record Support for Museum Funding

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