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.
The Alliance is excited to announce the third annual, field-wide, “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week
,” August 9-16, 2014. During the August recess, members of Congress will be looking for ways to connect with constituents like you. The Alliance provides all the tools you need. Learn more in our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert
Join Alliance Government Relations & Advocacy staff (Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2-3 p.m. ET)
for a practical walk-through of the latest legislative issues affecting museums. We’ll discuss the Alliance’s field-wide legislative agenda, highlight key opportunities to demonstrate the public value of museums and provide a non-partisan preview of the 2014 mid-term elections.
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.