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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.

Register Now for Museums Advocacy Day 2016!

Will you help make the case for museums in 2016? Museums Advocacy Day is a unique and critical opportunity to make a unified case to Congress in support of museums. The Alliance makes it easy by providing comprehensive policy briefings and scheduling your meetings on Capitol Hill.

Alliance members register for free.

Nominate a member of Congress to be Honored; Share Your Most Powerful Visitor Story

We are honored by the powerful stories of the 2014 (see the inspiring 5-minute video) and 2015 Great American Museum Advocates. And we know there are many more out there. What is your most powerful visitor story?

Each year at Museums Advocacy Day, we take time to recognize members of Congress who have made outstanding contributions to the museum field.

See past awardees
and submit your nominations for both by Dec. 4!

Take Advantage of our Advocacy Resources

Do you know how to maximize your board as an advocacy secret weapon? Have you completed an economic and educational impact statement for your museum? Do you have a year-round advocacy plan in place? Access all of this and much, much more 24/7 in our online Advocacy Resources.

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.