Advocacy Alert: Feb. 13

Can't Make it to D.C. for Museums Advocacy Day?
Join the Free Virtual Conference and Advocate from Home!

The 5th annual Museums Advocacy Day takes place Feb. 25-26 in Washington, D.C. If you can't make it to D.C. you can still participate with our interactive online program. This year we are offering a live virtual conference that will provide advocates around the country the opportunity to join us for issue briefings and political updates, and special sessions with advocacy experts and colleagues who are leading innovative advocacy experiences in their states. We’ve also developed a detailed "How To” Guide with step-by-step instructions for how to set up meetings with elected officials in your home town. Registration for the Museums Advocacy Day Virtual Conference is free, but required.

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“Local visits back home are a great way to reinforce the message being delivered on Capitol Hill,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. “And our ‘How To’ Guide to setting up a local meetings with your elected officials makes it easy to participate in this important field-wide event. Even if you can’t come to Washington, DC this year, you can help make sure every Congressional office hears from the museums they represent.”

Learn more about the online program or check out the Publicity Toolkit to maximize our national impact.

Legislative Update

House Ways & Means Hearing on Tax Reform and Charitable Giving
Here’s another way to advocacy from home: The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing Thursday at 9:30am EST on tax reform and charitable contributions. Your museum can submit written testimony to the Committee on this issue. Submit comments to the Committee until 2/28 and learn more at: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=319000.

Don’t forget – Friday, Feb. 15 is the Early Bird Registration Deadline for the Alliance Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo, May 19-22 in Baltimore, Maryland. Choose from more than 150 substantive program sessions, hear from dozens of thought leaders, see and sample the latest museum products, and share challenges and solutions with colleagues from around the world.