Speak Up for Museums: The AAM Guide to Advocacy

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Virtual Museums Advocacy Day 2013

We recognize that many people couldn't come to Washington, D.C., for Museums Advocacy Day. This year we offered a live virtual conference providing advocates with issue briefings and political updates, along with the tools needed to set up local meetings with elected officials.

“Local visits back home are a great way to reinforce the message being delivered on Capitol Hill,” said Alliance President  Ford W. Bell. “And our ‘How To’ guide to setting up a local meeting with your elected officials makes it easy to participate in this important field-wide event, even if you can’t come to Washington, D.C.”

View our Advocate from Anywhere Guide: Step-by-step instructions of how to set up meetings with elected officials in your home town. 

Recorded Program Access

Virtual Advocacy Day Screenshot 

    Virtual Program

    Session 1:
    Welcome and Orientation
    Commitment to Excellence
    Political Update
    Q & A with Ember Farber, assistant director for advocate engagement, American Alliance of Museums
    Session 2:
    Core Advocacy Refresher
    Q & A with Ford Bell, president, American Alliance of Museums
    Session 3:
    Museums are the Future of Education
    Session 4:
    Capitol Hill Briefing, Part 1: Setting the Stage
    Issue Briefings: What Are We Asking For?
    Capitol Hill Briefing, Part II: Q & A with Former Congressional Staff
    Session 5:
    Advocate From Anywhere: Next Steps for Participating from Home with Arthur H. Wolf, Wolf Consulting and Margo Carlock, Virginia Association of Museums