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Ways to Advocate Today

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Legislative Record

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Advocacy

The American Alliance of Museums works to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos. The Alliance helps museums tell our story and promotes a deeper understanding of museums with policymakers, the press and the public.

President Trump Proposes Elimination of IMLS, NEH, NEA

In his formal Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, President Trump has proposed the elimination of several key agencies that support museums, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Alliance President & CEO Laura Lott called the proposal appalling, and noted, “We will continue to work with our bipartisan allies in Congress to reject these destructive proposals, and I encourage everyone who believes in a thriving cultural sector to join our efforts today.” 

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Ways to Advocate Today

Create an Economic Impact Statement for your museum. 
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Invite Congress to visit your museum.

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New Tool for Engaging Your Board

We partnered with BoardSource to release Stand for Your Mission, a discussion guide for museum leaders and trustees. Download your copy.


Legislative Record 2015-2016

Use this members-only resource to see where elected officials stand on key issues for museums!


Record Support for Museum Funding

In 2017 166 Representatives and 37 Senators signed on to letters in support of robust funding for OMS.