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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.

Key Takeaways from Election Day 2016; What it means for museums

Following one of the most contentious election seasons, we are preparing for the year ahead. There is a lot at stake, and we look forward to reinforcing the message that supporting museums is a wise investment for our nation. Here are our top takeaways from the 2016 election.


Why You Should Attend Museums Advocacy Day 2017

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.

IMLS Reauthorization Introduced in Congress; Contact Senators Today

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has introduced S. 3391, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2016, joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). This bipartisan legislation, which the Alliance worked with others to help craft, would reauthorize the Institute of Museum and Library Services for six years and advance many of the Principles for IMLS Reauthorization endorsed by the museum field. Learn more and contact your Senators today.


Alliance Releases New Tool for Engaging Your Board

We're excited to partner with BoardSource to release Stand for Your Mission, a discussion guide for museum leaders—especially directors and trustees—to get involved with advocacy. Download your copy today and take the first step in harnessing your board's power as advocates.


 

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.

Legislative Record 2015

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


Record Support for Museum Funding

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


New Overtime Labor Rules

May 24 and 31 Independent Sector webinar recordings now available.