Although registration for participating in Museums Advocacy Day 2015 here in Washington, D.C., is now closed, there is still much you can do from home. Advocates will be personally visiting Congressional offices in all 50 states on February 24 and 25 “to send a unified message to Congress about the value of museums and how federal policy affects their ability to serve the public.” The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is coordinating this effort, and you can help by writing letters to Congress, sharing AAM’s postings on Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #museumsadvocacy), and using AAM’s advocacy tools.
Last year, more than 300 advocates visited Washington, D.C., for Museums Advocacy Day. If you are interested in joining them next year, be sure to check the AAM website to learn about registration this fall.
- Advocate from Anywhere: http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy/museums-advocacy-day/advocate-from-anywhere
- Advocacy Resources: The Alliance offers several resources for building your advocacy skills, learning about Congress, making your case and getting involved in advocacy for your museum. http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy/resources
Museums Advocacy Day 2014 By the Numbers:
- More than 300 advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 24–25
- Advocates visited 335 Congressional offices in all 50 states
- Over 1,100 #museumsadvocacy tweets
- Two Great American Museum Advocates
- Hundreds of letters sent to Congress
- Six congressional champions
Information for this post was taken from the AAM website, http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy/museums-advocacy-day. Visit their website to learn more, and reach out to your Congressperson to let your voice be heard.