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Friday 3/22 Deadline: Ask Representatives to Support the IMLS Office of Museum Services

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Advocacy Alert – March 18, 2019

Friday (3/22) Deadline for Key Museum Funding Letter; Contact Legislators Today

After being targeted for elimination by the President’s budget in details released today, the IMLS Office of Museum Services needs a strong show of support in Congress now more than ever before. You can help today by asking your Representative to sign on to the letter currently being circulated by U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Andy Barr (R-KY), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and David McKinley (R-WV) requesting robust funding in FY 2020 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As of noon today, 90 Representatives have signed on so far, but we are still falling behind last year’s effort.

Will you take two minutes to ask your Representative to sign today?

The deadline for Representatives to join this letter is Friday, March 22. See further details in our March 6 Alliance Advocacy Alert, and see the updated list of current signers below to determine whether your Representative has signed on.

Thank you for your advocacy for museums!

Current FY 2020 House Office of Museum Services Signers:

  • Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
  • Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)
  • Julia Brownley (D-CA)
  • Salud Carbajal (D-CA)
  • Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)
  • Judy Chu (D-CA)
  • Gilbert R. Cisneros (D-CA)
  • Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)
  • Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
  • Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  • Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
  • Jackie Speier (D-CA)
  • Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
  • Mike Thompson (D-CA)
  • Jim Himes (D-CT)
  • John B. Larson (D-CT)
  • Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
  • Scott Tipton (R-CO)
  • Eleanor H. Norton (D-DC)
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)
  • Kathy Castor (D-FL)
  • Ted Deutch (D-FL)
  • Ted S. Yoho (R-FL)
  • Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA)
  • Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
  • Abby Finkenauer (D-IA)
  • Dave Loebsack (D-IA)
  • Danny K. Davis (D-IL)
  • Rodney Davis (R-IL)
  • Bill Foster (D-IL)
  • Robin L. Kelly (D-IL)
  • Daniel W. Lipinski (D-IL)
  • Bobby L. Rush (D-IL)
  • Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
  • John Yarmuth (D-KY)
  • Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA)
  • Joe Kennedy (D-MA)
  • James P. McGovern (D-MA)
  • Seth Moulton (D-MA)
  • Anthony Brown (D-MD)
  • Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
  • Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
  • John P. Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • David Trone (D-MD)
  • Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
  • Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)
  • Collin C. Peterson (D-MN)
  • Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP)
  • Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
  • Chris Pappas (D-NH)
  • Andy Kim (D-NJ)
  • Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ)
  • Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)
  • Albio Sires (D-NJ)
  • Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)
  • Dina Titus (D-NV)
  • Chris Collins (R-NY)
  • Antonio Delgado (D-NY)
  • Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)
  • Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
  • John Katko (R-NY)
  • Joseph D. Morelle (D-NY)
  • Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
  • Kathleen M. Rice (D-NY)
  • Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY)
  • Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY)
  • Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)
  • Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
  • Steve Stivers (R-OH)
  • Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Susan Bonamici (D-OR)
  • Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  • David N. Cicilline (D-RI)
  • James R. Langevin (D-RI)
  • Steve Cohen (D-TN)
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  • Al Green (D-TX)
  • Filemon Vela (D-TX)
  • Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA)
  • Donald McEachin (D-VA)
  • Denver Riggleman (R-VA)
  • Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI)
  • Peter Welch (D-VT)
  • Ron Kind (D-WI)
  • Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  • Alex X. Mooney (R-WV)

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