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.
Congress Considers Cutting the Charitable Deduction: What You Can Do
Members of Congress continue searching for spending cuts and new tax revenue to help reduce the federal budget. We know how important charitable donations are to your museum, but do your legislators? Let them know right now.
Are Museums Jobs Creators?
Of course, we know that museums create and support many 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.
Post-Election Town Hall
Alliance president Ford W. Bell and senior director of government relations and advocacy Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied shared their analysis of the 2012 election results and what they mean for the field in our first Town Hall on Nov. 16. Watch the complete one-hour presentation and answers to participant questions.