FIRST: It's February 24-25 in Washington, D.C., and you can go! Members of the American Alliance of Museums (including staff of member institutions) can register for FREE.
SECOND: MAM is working on creating a statewide Economic Impact Statement to present at Museums Advocacy Day, and you can help by responding to our annual Institutional Member Survey! Find out more here or go directly to the survey link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013SurveyEIS
THIRD: Featured on the American Alliance of Museums info sheet on Museums Advocacy Day is our very own Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko of the Abbe Museum and Raney Bench of the Seal Cove Auto Museum, having a chat with Senator Susan Collins at last year's Museums Advocacy Day. Nice to see you guys! Click here to check it out and find out more about Museums Advocacy Day.
SO WHAT IS MUSEUMS ADVOCACY DAY EXACTLY?
Museum supporters from around the country will gather in Washington, D.C. to bring a unified message to Congress about why museums are essential and how federal policies affect museums. Participants include museum directors, staff, volunteers, students, board members, and business owners. Do you feel that museums are fully appreciated by policymakers? Are you concerned about political challenges to nonprofits? We’ll make our case for federal funding, federal education policy, charitable giving incentives, and recognition of the economic impact and job creation of museums. The America Alliance of Museums makes it easy by providing comprehensive policy briefings and scheduling your meetings on Capitol Hill. For more information and to register (Alliance members register for free), visit www.aam-us.org/advocacy/museums-advocacy-day.