Nothing has a more powerful impact on members of Congress than hearing directly from their constituents. Here are some current issues and ways to get involved.
Museums Advocacy Day 2015
Feb. 23-24, Washington D.C.
Museums Advocacy Day brings together the entire museum field to make the case that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. Museums Advocacy Day
is a unique and powerful event, offering an opportunity to network with colleagues and to join forces to take the message directly to Capitol Hill.
Learn more in our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert.
In December, Congress passed legislation
that will fund most of the federal government for Fiscal Year 2015, which runs through the end of September. With $1.1 trillion overall—almost identical to last year—the FY 2015 legislation did not present much opportunity for increases. In fact, some agencies will face reductions in funding. In this climate, many of the museum field’s priorities fared relatively well.
Get the details in our latest Alliance Legislative Update
Are Museums Jobs Creators?
We know that museums create and support jobs, but do your legislators think so?
Legislators need to know how your museum impacts your community. You can start with a just few key pieces of data to personalize and complete our basic Economic Impact template. Then get creative! Put the data on your museum's letterhead, add photos of visitors enjoying the museum or additional data about the value of your museum in your community. See samples from other museums.