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Ways to Advocate Today

Create an Economic Impact Statement for your museum. 
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Read current issue briefs on legislation and policy. 
Invite your elected officials to visit your museum.

Legislative Record

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


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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.

Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

The Trump Administration has formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.

Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott: “It is Congress—not the President—that will ultimately determine funding levels for these vital agencies. After a record-setting presence at Museums Advocacy Day 2017, the Alliance will continue to work with our allies to build on Congress’ tradition of strong bipartisan support for these agencies. We hope you will join our efforts today.”

#SpeakUpforMuseums: Get tools to make the case to Capitol Hill and in your community


Record Support in the House of Representatives for Museum Funding

This year a record 166 U.S. Representatives joined a letter calling for robust funding in Fiscal Year 2018 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

What You Can Do: Thank Legislators on Social Media


One Month to Deadline for Setting FY 2017 Funding, and Trump Again Proposes Cuts to NEA and NEH

Congress is working to wrap up a funding plan for FY 2017—which began on October 1, 2016 and which is currently funded through a temporary spending agreement that expires on April 28—and President Trump has proposed a 10% reduction in funding to NEA and NEH, a total cut of $30 million, which would directly and immediately harm the grant-making ability of these vital agencies.

Will you chip in $10 today to help us defend these vital agencies?


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Ways to Advocate Today

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

Contact your members of Congress.

Be a part of Museums Advocacy Day.

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 2016 160 Representatives and 33 Senators signed on to letters in support of robust funding for OMS. Learn more