Dear AAM Colleagues,
We are excited to announce that AAM’s new advocacy website, www.speakupformuseu ms.org, is now live! This is a one-stop resource for information about key legislative issues affecting museums, AAM legislative updates and alerts, resources for advocacy, and contact information for your members of Congress.
Here are the Top 5 Things You Should Know About AAM’s New Advocacy Website:
- Speak Up is a public site – no AAM membership, Museum Advocacy Team® membership or registration is required to access the site, which has archived alerts and issue briefs, advocacy “how-to’s” and facts and figures about museums. We encourage you to share the URL freely among your members and colleagues – the more advocates we can engage in support of museums the bigger the difference we can make!
- Through the “Contact Congress” page of the website visitors to the site can enter their zip code and get congressional contact information for their legislators. Soon we will be populating the “Contact Congress” section with issue information and letters that you and your members can send directly to their own members of Congress.
- The Speak Up site is the place you can turn for updated bill and regulatory information and resources for advocacy. We will continue to maintain background content on AAM’s overall government relations program in the Advocate Section of the AAM website.
- We are very interested in comments and suggestions that you have regarding the new site. Please share or forward any ideas, suggestions or questions you have about the new website to me via phone or e-mail (202-218-7703 or efarber@aam- us.org).
- This is the first time this wealth of advocacy resources coupled with the ability to find congressional contact information (and communicate with legislators) has been made available to the museum community and the public through AAM.
We thank you for your continued support of advocacy for museums and continue to look for creative and useful tools to help support the field.
Legislative & Advocacy Assistant
The American Association of Museums
Email: efarber@aam- us.org
Phone: (202) 218-7703