Advocacy Alert: Nov. 8

Fifth Annual Museums Advocacy Day is Feb. 25-26, 2013 in Washington, DC

We are stronger when we speak with one voice, and Museums Advocacy Day is the perfect opportunity to make a unified case to Congress in support of museums.

"Now in its fifth year, I continue to hear about the profound impact of Museums Advocacy Day from advocates around the country,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell.

  • 92% of past participants have said Museums Advocacy Day was a good use of their time.

  • 76% said they were a more effective advocate for museums after participating in Museums Advocacy Day.
"There are so many key issues in play; the new Congress will consider massive cuts to numerous programs and charitable giving incentives are in serious danger of being rolled back," said Bell. "With so much at stake right now, museums must make a strong, unified case to Congress."

Just a few weeks after Inauguration Day and the start of the 113th Congress, come for a day of programming geared toward your level of advocacy experience, then visit Congressional offices with colleagues from your community. We set up your Capitol Hill meetings for you, and give you talking points and pointers on how best to make the case.

The entire museum field - staff, students, board members, volunteers, supporters and independent professionals who work for and with museums - is encouraged to join us in Washington, DC.

Alliance members attend for FREE!

Members of the 2013 Co-Convenor (AZA, GWU Museum Education Program), and Leader organizations (AAMD, AASLH, and ACM) also participate for FREE!

See our full list of supporters or support Museums Advocacy Day now!

Register Now

New Location: The George Washington University, at the Marvin Center (metro accessible!) in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, DC.

See the preliminary program 

Book your room at the Melrose Hotel

Reminder: What do the 2012 elections mean for museums?
On Friday, Nov. 16 the Alliance will host a Post-Election Town Hall meeting—a conference call with Web components that is FREE for all Alliance members—featuring post-election analysis and a preview of what we'll face in 2013. Learn more and register today.