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.

        Advocate from Anywhere

        You don't have to be in Washington, D.C. to make the case for museums. Museums Advocacy Day is a national effort to share the message that museums are essential. Help Speak Up for Museums during Museums Advocacy Day and throughout the year!

        Take Action: Contact Congress

        Throughout the year Congress considers many legislative issues affecting museums. Our templates make communicating with your legislators easy. Personalize and send messages to your legislators with just a few clicks.

        Act Now: Urge Support for the IMLS Office of Museum Services

        Invite Your Legislators to Meet Locally

        We’ve made it easy to get involved with our step by step guide. Now you can make the case without traveling all the way to Washington, D.C.

        Maximize Your Advocacy Efforts

        Get publicity tools you can use to make the most of your advocacy efforts in your local press. These pieces can be used by Museums Advocacy Day participants and those advocating from home. Each item can be customized for your museum or organization. Tools (in Microsoft Word) include a template press release, media pitch, education and economic impact op-eds and more. Let us know how your press outreach goes.

        Improve Your Advocacy Skills

        We offer a wide variety of advocacy resources and tools to make it easy for you to join the cause and make the case for your museum and the cause of museums.

        Speak Up for Museums on Social Media

        Use #museumsadvocacy and #museumsadvocacy2016 to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Share our posts and tweets and your own photos. Post positive comments about your interaction with legislators, and don't forget to  "Like" and "Follow" your legislators (listings include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube information for legislators).

        Get the App

        Download and share the free Museums Advocacy Day Mobile App. The AAM Events mobile app includes an updated Museums Advocacy Day 2016 event. Search for "AAM" in Google Play or the iTunes App Store.