Advocacy Alert: Aug. 27

Plan to Attend Museums Advocacy Day 2015
Feb. 23-24, Washington D.C.

Museums Advocacy Day brings together the entire museum field to make the case that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. Museums Advocacy Day is a unique and powerful event, offering an opportunity to network with colleagues and to join forces to take the message directly to Capitol Hill.

Since it began in 2009, Museums Advocacy Day has also led to many unexpected success stories such as museums that have secured federal grants, testified at local Congressional hearings, hosted legislative events or been nominated for national awards.

"In February 2015, we’ll have dozens of new members of Congress and we need to make a unified case about the value of museums, including the importance of the charitable deduction and the impact of federal funding,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. “Earlier this summer, we saw Congressional committees vote to slash funding for NEA and NEH; cuts that were reversed after advocates like you sent nearly 1,000 letters to Congress. We know the power of our voice—if we use it. I encourage all museum supporters to join us in Washington, D.C. in February to make the case for museums.”

What You Can Do

Plan to Attend
The Alliance makes it easy by providing comprehensive policy briefings and scheduling your meetings on Capitol Hill. Registration for Museums Advocacy Day 2015 will open fall 2015 and Alliance members register for free! 

Watch for Updates
Planning for Museums Advocacy Day is now underway. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing updated information about the 2015 program, honorees and announcing when registration opens online. Stay tuned for critical details. And in the meantime, you can get up to speed on the legislative issues or brush up on your advocacy skills.

Pledge Your Support
Museums Advocacy Day is made possible through the support and participation of the entire museum field. We invite you to join the cause today by making a contribution. We welcome support from museums, museum service organizations, graduate programs, individuals and corporate supporters. See this year’s updated support options. And thank you to all of our 2014 supporters!

Please visit www.aam-us.org/advocacy to learn more about advocacy for museums.