Museums are essential community infrastructure and have strong public support: a 2017 national public opinion poll, Museums and Public Opinion, showed that 95% of voters would approve of lawmakers who acted to support museums and 96% want federal funding for museums to be maintained or increased. The museum community--which includes aquariums, art museums, children's museums, historic sites, history museums, maritime museums, military museums, natural history museums, planetariums, presidential libraries, public gardens, railway museums, science centers, and zoos--has worked together to develop this
updated federal policy agenda, including detailed information and issue briefs.
Our key legislative asks for Museums Advocacy Day 2023 are:
IMLS - Office of Museum Services (OMS)
Support $65.5 million in FY 2024 funding for OMS.
- Sign on to Appropriations letters supporting "robust funding" for OMS once circulated.
Advocate from Anywhere
Now and throughout the year you can
speak up for museums with our updated Advocate from Anywhere tools to:
» Download and share updated Museum Facts and Data
» Contact Congress about key issues affecting museums
» Learn about your legislators and find your legislators' social media information
» Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum
» Engage your board in advocacy for museums
» Get the 2023 Advocate Materials
Stay tuned for further updates from AAM for timely opportunities to advocate this spring.
Your steadfast advocacy efforts on behalf of museums and museum professionals make a huge difference. We look forward to advocating together this year, including at Museums Advocacy Day 2023!
Visit http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy to access all of AAM's advocacy resources.