Nothing has a more powerful impact on members of Congress than hearing directly from their constituents. Here are some current issues and ways to get involved.
On November 20 several American Alliance of Museums members joined with advocates from 140 nonprofit organizations to make the case for preserving the deductibility of charitable gifts. A letter is currently being circulated in Congress by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) urging the Senate Finance Committee to protect the charitable deduction. Museums Advocacy Day
Ask your Senators to join this letter by the Dec. 12 deadline.
(Feb. 24-25) is a powerful, field-wide opportunity to make a unified case to Congress in support of museums. The Alliance makes it easy, providing comprehensive policy briefings and scheduling your meetings on Capitol Hill. Alliance members register for free
. Register today
Are Museums Jobs Creators?
Of course, we know that museums create and support many jobs, but do your legislators think so?
Legislators need to know how your museum impacts your community. You can start with a just few key pieces of data to personalize and complete our basic Economic Impact template. Then get creative! Put the data on your museum's letterhead, add photos of visitors enjoying the museum or additional data about the value of your museum in your community. See samples from other museums.