Advocacy Alert: Jan. 10, 2011

112th Congress Gets Underway—Two Ways to Get Involved Today! 

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, the 112th session of Congress began. With 110 new members of Congress, it is essential that museum advocates engage with the 112th Congress early and often. Here's how you can get started: 

REGISTER NOW for AAM's Next Online Advocacy Training Program: Creating a 2011 Advocacy Plan - Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. (ET) 

Start the new year right by developing a year-round advocacy plan! Join us for this online program where participants will receive an advocacy planning toolkit, which can be used at the local, state or federal level to advocate around a specific cause, troubleshoot roadblocks and find your museum advocacy voice. Register FREE today! Miss one of AAM's Online Advocacy Training programs or want to review a topic in more detail? Access the archive of live sessions and power point programs whenever your schedule allows.

Register TODAY for Museums Advocacy Day 2011 

On Feb. 28 and March 1, museum supporters—staff, trustees, students and volunteers—will gather in Washington, DC, for advocacy and issue training and a day of making our case on Capitol Hill. Will you be there? There's still time to register for this two-day event, and AAM members attend for FREE! Registration is open until Jan. 21. (After that date, registration requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.) Please visit www.speakupformuseums.org to learn more about Museums Advocacy Day.

***** Register Online now OR Print, Complete and Return the Paper Registration Form *****

Also note that hotel rooms have been reserved until Jan. 21 at a special AAM rate of $159 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center , where the day of advocacy training will be held.Please call 202-687-3200 or 888-324-2111 to make reservations at this special AAM rate and note that you are with the American Association of Museums when you call to make your reservation. We strongly encourage you to book now before the room block is filled!

Want more online learning from AAM? Take advantage of the limited time "All You Can Learn" Professional Development special and register for access to programs for every type of museum professional all year long!