Advocate from Anywhere
You don't have to be in Washington, D.C. to make the case for museums. Museums Advocacy Day is a national effort to share the message that museums are essential. The Alliance offers action items and advocacy activities that are especially powerful during Museums Advocacy Day, and throughout the year.
Take Action: Contact Congress
Throughout the year there are several legislative issues affecting museums. The Alliance provides templates to make communicating with your legislators easy. Personalize and send letters to your legislators today with just a few clicks. Act Now: Urge Support for the IMLS Office of Museum Services
Invite Your Legislators to Meet Locally
Lend your voice and be part of our national network of museum advocates. We’ve made it easy to get involved with our step by step guide
. Now you can be involved without traveling all the way to Washington, D.C.
Maximize Your Advocacy Efforts
The Alliance has put together robust publicity tools
you can use to make the most of your advocacy efforts while also advancing the cause of all museums. These tools can be used by Museums Advocacy Day participants and those advocating from home. Each item can be customized for your museum or organization.
Tools (in Microsoft Word) include a template press release
, media pitch
and economic impact
op-eds and more.
Improve Your Advocacy Skills
The Alliance offers a wide variety of advocacy resources
and tools to make it easy for you to join the cause and make the case
for museums, and your museum.
Speak Up for Museums
Use #museumsadvocacy to join the conversation on Facebook
. Share our posts and tweets and your own photos. Post positive comments about your interaction with legislators, and don't forget to "Like" and "Follow" your legislators
Get the App
Download and share the Museums Advocacy Day Mobile App
. The AAM Events mobile app includes an updated Museums Advocacy Day 2015 event. Search for AAM Events
in Google Play or the iTunes App Store.