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.
August 9-16, 2014 marked the third annual, field-wide, “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week.
” Hundreds of invitations were sent to Congress and dozens of museums participated in visits. Follow #InviteCongress
on Twitter to see how they went. It's not too late to invite your legislators to visit your museum.
The Alliance provides all the tools
On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4719, legislation that would permanently reinstate three charitable giving tax incentives, including the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. The bipartisan vote
follows an open letter
from over 850 nonprofit organizations in support of these provisions, including more than 220 museums spanning 47 states!
Our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert
also includes information on NEA and NEH funding restored during House Appropriations Committee consideration.
On Aug. 5 Alliance Government Relations & Advocacy staff, joined by Alexandra Coon of the Massillon Museum, provided a practical walk-through of the latest legislative issues affecting museums. We discussed the Alliance’s field-wide legislative agenda, highlighted key opportunities to demonstrate the public value of museums and provided a non-partisan preview of the 2014 mid-term elections.
Missed the program? Check out the slides.