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Museums Advocacy Day

Museums Advocacy Day

Museums Advocacy Day 2020 – Feb. 24-25

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Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to join with fellow museum professionals and supporters to make the case for museums.

Together as a field, we’ve defeated several threats to eliminate federal agencies supporting museums, but we must keep making our case to Congress. Legislators do not know how their decisions affect museums if they don’t hear directly from you—the museums and people they represent. The resources and insights you’ll gain as a participant will help sustain your museum’s future and the future of the field. Join us February 24-25 on Capitol Hill and be a part of our collective movement.

Constituents are the best advocates.

  • As a constituent, you are in the best position to create lasting change. Constituent visits have a greater influence on legislators than any other group or strategy. It’s up to you to make the case for museums to Congress and tell your story of why museums are important to you and your community. Being an engaged constituent is your advocacy super-power!

Museums Advocacy Day is inspiring, energizing and impactful.

  • Unite with museum colleagues from across the country as one voice to reaffirm our value, collective contributions, and aspirations. Get the information and insights you need to effectively speak up for museums.

Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity.

  • Network with peers from your region, hear from federal agency and nonprofit leaders and build your own professional skills. Gain advocacy strategies and techniques you can use on Capitol Hill, with your city council and state legislators, with local and regional funders, and to advocate for yourself throughout your career.

Each year the robust Program is updated to educate and inspire both new and returning advocates.

  • Get timely, insider information from policy leaders and the tools and information you need to be a successful advocate for museums on Capitol Hill. Whether you are a new or seasoned advocate, you will get all the preparation you need to effectively make the case for museums in 2020 – on Capitol Hill, and with your state and local elected officials. You then get to put the skills and insights you gain on Monday to use the very next day! View the 2019 program.

Museums Advocacy Day 2020 Media Kits

Raise the visibility of your museum and your advocacy efforts with our Museums Advocacy Day Museums Media Kit and Museum Advocates Media Kit. These updated toolkits include templates and graphics to help you spread the word through your website, email, social media platforms, and the press. These pieces can be used by Museums Advocacy Day participants and those advocating from anywhere.

Join the Conversation on Social Media

Use #museumsadvocacy and #museumsadvocacy2020 to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank You Supporters!

Museums Advocacy Day would not be possible without broad, field-wide support. See the 2020 Supporters and become a 2020 Supporter today.

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