Urgent Appeal to Speak Up for Museums

We are closely monitoring news, information and policy proposals that threaten federal funding for museums.
There are several ways you can help make the case for museums. Use these tools to take action now!  

Tools to Influence Capitol Hill:

Take Action: Send a Message to Congress

  • Throughout the year Congress considers many legislative issues affecting museums. Our template messages make communicating with your legislators easy. The templates include key issue information. You can personalize these messages and send them to your legislators with just a few clicks.

Make the Business Case

Speak Up for Museums on Social Media

  • Social media is an important way to learn about your legislators’ activities and priorities, and to share information with them. "Like" and "Follow" your legislators on Facebook and Twitter (our directory listings include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube information for federal and state legislators where available).

Tools to Influence Your Community:

Invite Your Legislators to Meet Locally

  • Making the case directly to your legislators has never been more important. We’ve made it easy to engage with your legislators locally with our step-by-step guide. Now you can make the case without traveling all the way to Washington, D.C.

Talk to the Media

Join the Cause and Spread the Word

Help AAM Recruit New Advocates and Raise Funds

  • Help us enlist new advocates and raise funds for the urgent advocacy work to come in 2017. Make a donation today, then let your friends know they can join the cause for as little as a $1 donation. With your support, we will lobby congress to support vital funding for museums and develop tools to help museums make the case to Congress and local officials.