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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.

Record Support in Congress for Museum Funding 

Museum advocates: you did it again. Over the last few weeks, members of Congress had the opportunity to support funding for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) by signing letters calling for robust funding for OMS.

This year, a record 132 Representatives and 30 Senators joined these letters.

Learn more in our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert and take a minute to thank your legislators over social media.

Advocate from Anywhere

Museums Advocacy Day brings together the entire museum field to make the case that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. 

But you don't have to be in Washington, D.C. to make a difference.

Are Museums Jobs Creators?

We know that museums create and support 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.