Advocacy Alert: Jan. 24, 2011

There is Still Time to Register for Museums Advocacy Day 2011! 

The 112th Congress is in full swing. Several bills on museums and funding for arts, culture and humanities programs (some proposing severely reduced or eliminated funding for federal agencies of vital importance to the museum community ) have already been introduced. It's critical that every Congressional office, including those of the 100+ new members of Congress, hear from their constituents during Museums Advocacy Day 2011.

Many of you registered by the original deadline of Friday, Jan. 21 and we are looking forward to seeing you here in Washington, DC, in just a few weeks. If you have not yet registered for Museums Advocacy Day 2011, you now have a chance to do so until Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 .

REGISTER TODAY! 

Register Online NOW OR 
Print, complete and return the Paper Registration Form

Help make sure every state's Congressional offices hear from museum advocates! The following 14 states currently do NOT have advocates registered for Museums Advocacy Day. Don't leave your members of Congress wondering whether or not museums matter in your state. Register today!

STATES WITHOUT CURRENT MUSEUMS ADVOCACY DAY REPRESENTATION:

  • Alabama 
  • Alaska 
  • Idaho 
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Maine 
  • Mississippi 
  • Nebraska 
  • New Hampshire 
  • North Carolina 
  • North Dakota 
  • South Dakota 
  • Utah 
  • Wyoming

Museums Advocacy Day 2011 

On February 28 and March 1, museum supporters—staff, trustees, students, volunteers and advocates—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 now open through FRIDAY Jan. 24.

This two-day event includes a day of advocacy training in coordination with advocates from your state, a Monday evening reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden with members of Congress invited and a Tuesday morning Congressional Breakfast featuring members of Congress, followed by a day of visits to the offices of your members of Congress (scheduled by AAM). Please visit www.speakupformuseums.org to learn more about Museums Advocacy Day.

Special Hotel Rate Also Extended until 1/28 

Additional hotel rooms have also been made available at the special AAM rate of $159 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center , where the day of advocacy training and issue briefings 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. Book now—rooms are going FAST!