Advocacy Alert - March 6, 2019
Help Continue the Museums Advocacy Day Drumbeat; Ask Your Representative to Sign Key Funding Letter
Last week 300 museum advocates gathered in Washington, DC for Museums Advocacy Day 2019! What a week we had. We took Capitol Hill and social media by storm, sharing critical data about museums' economic impact and their deep public support. We made visits to 365 congressional offices. And we heard from a host of bipartisan museum champions serving in the House and Senate about the value of museums and the importance of advocating for them.
Help continue this drumbeat by asking your Representative to sign on to the letter 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). This annual letter is a critical gauge of the program's support, and is used when making funding decisions later in the year. The deadline to sign this letter has been extended to Friday, March 22.