Advocacy Alert: August 29

Museums Advocacy Day 2014: Save the Date and a Few Reasons to Consider Attending

Museums Advocacy Day–to be held February 24-25 in Washington, D.C.–brings together the entire museum field to make the case that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. Since its inception in 2009, Museums Advocacy Day has helped museums around the country bring this essential message to Congress.

This event has also generated many unexpected success stories such as museums that have secured federal grants, testified at local Congressional hearings, or been nominated for national awards. You can read about these museums’ successes in their own words.

"In 2014, Congress will continue to focus on budget cutting and addressing the deficit,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. "Tax reform and education policy will also remain on the agenda, and it will be up to us to make sure museums are part of these important conversations. So far this year we’ve already seen Congressional committees vote for a funding increase for IMLS and devastating cuts for NEA and NEH, so I encourage everyone to join us in Washington, D.C. in February to continue the drumbeat about the value of museums.”

The Alliance makes it easy by providing comprehensive policy briefings and scheduling your meetings on Capitol Hill.

Alliance members register for free!

(Registration for Museums Advocacy Day 2014 will open fall 2013.)

Pledge Your Support Today!
Museums Advocacy Day is made possible through the support and participation of the entire museum field. We invite you to join the cause today by making a contribution. This year, we've made it easy for museums, museum service organizations, graduate programs, individuals and corporate supporters to pledge their support. Learn more about Museums Advocacy Day 2014 (PDF) and see all of this year’s support options.

Thank you to all of our 2013 supporters!

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