Advocate from Anywhere

You don’t have to be in Washington, D.C. to make the case for museums. The stakes have never been higher and every voice matters. Use the advocacy tools below to join the cause and Speak Up for Museums during Museums Advocacy Day and throughout the year.

Take Action: 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 personalize and send messages to your legislators with just a few clicks.

Invite Your Legislators to Meet Locally

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.

Maximize Your Efforts: Updated Publicity Tools

Use our publicity tools to raise the visibility of your museum and your advocacy efforts in your local press. These pieces can be used by Museums Advocacy Day participants and those advocating from home. Each item can be customized for your museum or organization.

Improve Your Advocacy Skills

We offer a deep bench of advocacy resources and tools to make it easy for you to join the cause and make the case for your museum and the cause of museums, no matter your current position or advocacy experience level. Get started today.

Speak Up for Museums on Social Media

Use #museumsadvocacy to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Share our posts and tweets and your own photos. Post positive comments about your interaction with legislators, and don’t forget to  “Like” and “Follow” your legislators (our directory listings include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube information for legislators).

 

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