Make the Case for Museums: Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum
Did you know that a visit to the museum can change how elected officials think about museums? The August congressional recess is a great time to invite your elected officials to visit your museum. A visit with local, state or federal elected officials and (or) their staff members is a powerful opportunity to show off the many and unexpected ways your museum serves the community and make the case on issues critical to museums.
Reaching out to legislators may seem like a daunting task, but the AAM "How To" Guide provides step-by-step instructions, links and templates to get started today.
What are the issues at play?
Museums benefit from the support of several federal agencies that make funds available to support their artistic, scientific, historical, cultural and educational role. As Congress considers FY 2020 funding and other policy issues, it's critical to tell your story and show them how federal agencies and policies can support, or hinder, the important work of museums in their communities.
What's in the "How To" Guide?
All the steps and links you need to get your invitations out and prepare for your visits!
The Alliance "How To" Guide includes:
And check out #InviteCongress to see what advocacy in action looks like!