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 the tools below to take action today!  

Influence Capitol Hill

Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum

State and district work periods throughout the year are an ideal and important time to connect with your elected officials at your museum. The Alliance makes it easy with this step-by-step "How To" guide. Use #InviteCongress in your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Contact 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

Use AAM’s Economic Impact template to easily capture the vast reach of your museum in your community. Personalize with your logo and share with your community today.

Get Social

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).

Influence Your Community

Show Off Your Museum

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.

Alert the Media

Use our publicity toolkit to raise the visibility of your museum and its value to the community in your local press. Each item can be customized for your museum or organization. Microsoft Word templates include a press release, media pitch, education, economic impact and charitable giving op-eds and more.

Join the Cause

Donate Today

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.