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        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.

        Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week
        August 9-16

        August 9-16, 2014 marked the third annual, field-wide, “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week.” During recess, members of Congress are always looking for ways to connect with constituents like you. Hundreds of invitation letters were sent and dozens of visits have taken place. It's not too late to invite your legislators to visit your museum.

        The Alliance provides all the tools you need.

        Legislative Update: How Museums are Faring

        On Aug. 5, Alliance Government Relations & Advocacy staff, joined by Alexandra Coon of the Massillon Museum, provided a practical walk-through of the legislative issues affecting museums and a non-partisan preview of the 2014 mid-term elections.

        Did you miss the live program? Check out the slides.

        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.