Advocacy Alert: Nov. 2

Registration Now Open for Museums Advocacy Day 2017, February 27-28

The new year will bring with it a new President and a new session of Congress, with dozens and dozens of new legislators taking office in the House or Senate for the first time.

What will our new president propose on tax reform or charitable giving? Will there be another economic stimulus bill, and will museums be allowed to compete for the funding? Will Congress reshape federal education programs? If any of these things happen, we need to ensure that lawmakers know how museums will be affected.

“As Museums Advocacy Day enters its 9th year, there has never been a more critical time for every museum professional, supporter and trustee to get involved in making the case for museums to their legislators,” said Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott. “Policymakers simply can’t know the pivotal role museums play in education and their communities unless we speak up and speak together about the unique value of museums. I hope to see every museum represented—by staff or a trustee—at Museums Advocacy Day 2017.”

Will you join us and speak up for museums?
Register now for Museums Advocacy Day 2017

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New this Year: Nominate a Trustee for the Champion of Museums Award

AAM is seeking nominations for our inaugural Champion of Museums award, to be presented during Museums Advocacy Day 2017. The Champion of Museums Award will be presented to museum trustees who have demonstrated leadership and service by advocating for their institution and for the museum field at the federal, state, or local level. Get the details and nominate a trustee today. Nominations are due November 30. The Champion of Museums Award is one element of AAM’s new trustee initiative.

Nominate a Member of Congress to Receive a 2017 Congressional Award

Each year during Museums Advocacy Day the Alliance presents awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated exemplary support for museums. Has a member of Congress supported and advanced your museum? See past honorees and nominate a member of Congress today. Nominations are due December 2.  

There’s still time to pledge your support. Museums Advocacy Day is truly a field-wide event. Thank you to all of our 2017 supporters! Organizations, museums, and individuals are invited to pledge your support today.
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