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.


        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, education 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 and Twitter. 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.