Advocacy Alert: March 6

Act Now–Ask Your Representative to Support the IMLS Office of Museum Services!

Once again, in conjunction with Museums Advocacy Day, Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Michael Grimm (R-NY) are circulating a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide robust funding in FY 2015 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The deadline to sign on to this letter is TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014.

The Office of Museum Services is receiving $30.1 million this year, well below its authorized level of $38.6 million. The Tonko/Lance/Slaughter/Grimm letter is your Representative’s chance to go on record in support of museum funding, so ask them to sign on today!

“This is our opportunity to ask members of Congress to take a stand in support of funding for the IMLS Office of Museum Services by signing this bipartisan letter,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. “I applaud Representatives Paul Tonko, Leonard Lance, Louise Slaughter and Michael Grimm for their continued leadership in supporting the essential role of museums in communities across the country.”

Last year, you contacted legislators in record numbers and you made a real difference: a record-breaking number of members of Congress signed the letter supporting funding for the IMLS Office of Museum Services. Keep that momentum going by contacting your Representative now.

Thank you for acting on this important issue!