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Advocate for Museums: Contact Your Senators

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Advocacy Alert – April 29, 2022

Senate OMS Appropriations Letter Now Circulating – Ask Your Senators to Sign On Today!

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are now circulating a letter to their Senate colleagues calling for robust funding for fiscal year 2023 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). (A similar House letter circulated earlier this month and final signatures are being gathered.)

It takes just a couple of minutes to use our template and ask your Senators to sign on today. The letter is a key measure of legislators’ support for federal funding for museums, and it is critical now to build on our momentum from Museums Advocacy Day. It is especially important for museum advocates who participated in virtual Congressional Meetings to follow up directly with their Senate contacts and encourage their Senators to sign on.

The deadline for Senators to sign this letter is COB, Friday, May 20.

Please contact your Senators today!

Thank you for your continued advocacy for museums.

Looking for more ways to advocate? Engage your board in advocacy. Download our Stand for Your Mission report and discussion guide to learn more about how your museum and trustees can integrate advocacy into the work of your board.

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