Advocacy Alert: Jan. 20

2016 Congressional Honorees Announced!

After reviewing nominations from all over the country, we are pleased to announce the Museums Advocacy Day 2016 congressional honorees:
  • Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and
  • Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Last year, Senator Murray served as her party’s top voice on both the subcommittee that secured an IMLS Office of Museum Services funding increase and on the committee that preserved many museum priorities while reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Representative Murphy has been a key public supporter of museum funding and has served on the boards of both the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Thank you to all who nominated a legislator!  

Will your museum and your interests be represented at Museums Advocacy Day 2016?

On Feb. 22-23 museum supporters and professionals from around the country will take the case about the value of museums directly to Capitol Hill. No one is better equipped to make the case for museums to legislators and their staff than you are, and your participation is invaluable to the success of Museums Advocacy Day 2016.

Here’s what you can do now:

Learn more about Museums Advocacy Day and why you should attend. See you in Washington, February!
P.S. There’s still time to pledge your support for Museums Advocacy Day 2016. THANK YOU to our 2016 supporters.