Advocacy Alert: Oct. 18
Register Now for Museums Advocacy Day 2014
Feb. 24-25 in Washington, DC
Do you feel that museums are fully appreciated by policymakers?
Do you think museums are getting their fair share of federal funds?
Are you concerned about preserving the charitable deduction?
Museums Advocacy Day is the perfect opportunity to make a unified case to Congress about the vital role of museums in communities. The Alliance makes it easy by providing comprehensive policy briefings and scheduling your meetings on Capitol Hill.
Since 2009, Museums Advocacy Day has resulted in:
- Nearly 1,000 advocates making 1,391 visits to Capitol Hill offices
- Increased Congressional support for museums
- New awareness of the vital role of museums
- Valuable and unique networking opportunities
"The federal government shutdown
had a devastating impact on federally operated museums and national parks and their communities, and has really highlighted museums’ economic impact,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell
. "This week’s budget agreement only funds the government through January 15 as Congress and the President search for a long-term solution. Our immediate task ahead is to protect the charitable deduction–which has been identified in the past as a potential source of tax revenue–in new rounds of budget negotiations, and Museums Advocacy Day is a terrific opportunity to make our case that museums are essential.”
The entire museum field - staff, students, board members, volunteers, supporters and independent professionals who work for and with museums - is encouraged to join us in Washington, DC.
Alliance members register for FREE!
Members of Co-Convenor and Leader organizations (AASLH, ACM and APGA) also participate for free.
(Learn how your organization can invest
in Museums Advocacy Day, or explore all of the support
options for 2014.)
The George Washington University, at the Marvin Center (metro accessible!) in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Special Hotel Rate
A $199 room rate has been secured for Museums Advocacy Day. Book your room at the Melrose Hotel
See Success Stories
from past Museums Advocacy Days.