Advocacy in action
The president's proposed FY2019 budget again calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The budget document can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/
MPMA will be sending our board president and executive director to D.C. for Museums Advocacy Day 2018 in a few weeks to advocate on the part of our regional museums.
Read this statement on how YOU can help the American Alliance of Museums advocate for our country's museums and cultural institutions.
Make sure your voice is heard on issues affecting museums. Contact your elected officials through the link below.
A 2017 American Alliance of
Museums/Oxford Economics study offers stunning data on the economic impact of
U.S. museums on the United States.
Thanks to AAM, we are able to share these
state-by-state infographics for our region.
About MPMA's Advocacy
MPMA advocates for members at the regional and national level and represents the region at the AAM Council of Regional Associations (CRA). The CRA discusses and advises AAM on trends and issues from around the nation.
MPMA members are encouraged to inform MPMA staff and board members about issues and trends from the field so they can be conveyed to this national body.
Members are also encouraged to alert MPMA to any situation that may require helping public officials understand the beneficial role of museums in a local community or state.
Economic Impact Statements demonstrate your museum's impact on your community to legislators and funders: Samples
How To Guide: This is a step-by-step guide for making appointments and discussing issues.
Issues Briefs: click here to get the most briefs on topics important to the field as developed by AAM
Advocacy Alerts: Keep up with breaking issues in the field that need advocacy here
The annual Museums Advocacy Day takes place over two days, February 26-27, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Advocates from around the country are given issue briefings, political updates, and training on how to set up meetings with elected officials and successfully discuss matters of importance to the field. The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) hosts Advocacy Day and arranges all appointments in D.C.
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