Advocacy Alerts

Nothing has a more powerful impact on members of Congress than hearing directly from their constituents.

Our advocacy program will help you connect with your legislators. 

We’ll let you know about breaking news and key moments in the policy process so you can weigh-in with elected officials and federal agencies about legislation and regulation that directly impacts museums.   

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Recent Alerts


 Jan. 20      
Congressional Honorees Announced; Register for Museums Advocacy Day by this Friday Jan. 22!


Dec. 17
Key Victories for Museums in Tax and Budget Deal; IRA Rollover Permanently Restored 
Nov. 19
Major Decisions Loom in Congress; Will Museums Be at the Table? 
Nov. 3
Register Now for Museums Advocacy Day 2016 and Three More Ways to Get Involved 
Oct. 21
Show Your Support for the Illinois State Museum; Closure Now Threatens Museum’s Accreditation 
Oct. 1
Statement from Laura L. Lott on Closure of the Illinois State Museum System, "Illinois’ Treasures Trapped Behind Shuttered Doors" 
July 31
Congress Set to Head Your Way: Invite Legislators to Visit Your Museum  
July 2
Show Off Your Museum During ‘Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum’ Week; Museums Urged to Welcome Federal, State and Local Elected Officials
June 30
Illinois State Museum System at Risk of Closure; Show Your Support! 
June 17
IMLS Funding Passes First Hurdle; Show Your Support Today! 
June 11
House Subcommittee Advances NEA, NEH Funding; Show Your Support Today!
April 15   Atlanta Offerings: Don’t Miss the Federal Agency Pavilion and Advocacy Sessions
April 7 
Urge the U.S. Senate to Confirm Nominee to Lead IMLS
April 1
Record Support in Congress for Museum Funding 
Mar. 17
Contact Representatives: House Letter Deadline Extended to
March 20

Mar. 12
Will Your Senators Support the IMLS Office of Museum Services? 
Mar. 3
Will Your Representative Support the IMLS Office of Museum Services? 
Feb. 6
President Obama's FY 2016 Budget: What's in it for Museums 
Jan. 21
What the President Said Last Night