The Colorado Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM) supports and assists both small and large museums with advocacy efforts. CWAM seeks to provide advocacy resources on our website, deliver tailored advocacy information upon request to museums, while also promoting advocacy events. The largest advocacy event that CWAM directs and formulates is Museums Advocacy Day where museum members come together to advocate and explain the societal impact of museums to government officials at all levels and the communities they serve. Advocacy is fun and essential in order to bring museums to the forefront of the public’s eye, contact us to start your advocacy efforts in conjunction with CWAM today!
Museums Advocacy Day: February 25-26, 2019
A new Congress convenes in 2019, facing an enormous list of policy issues, including support for museums. Together as a field we’ve defeated several threats to eliminate federal agencies supporting museums, but we must keep making our case. Beyond federal funding, museums are also significantly impacted by tax reform, education policy, infrastructure legislation, and more.
But legislators do not know how museums are impacted if they don’t hear directly from you—the museums and people they represent.
Help make sure Colorado and Wyoming are represented in 2019.
Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to network with peers from your region, hear from federal agency and nonprofit leaders and build your own professional skills. The program includes two full days of issue briefings and advocacy training, networking with peers from your state and region, and visits to your legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill, scheduled by AAM. Gain advocacy strategies and techniques you can use on Capitol Hill, with your city council and state legislators, with local and regional funders, and to advocate for yourself throughout your career.
Will you be there to share your story with your legislators?
Museums Advocacy Day is inspiring, energizing and practical. Unite with others from the museum field as one voice to reaffirm our value, collective contributions, and aspirations. See Museums Advocacy Day success stories and book your room in the Museums Advocacy Day block to take advantage of the special discounted rate.
Use #MuseumsAdvocacy2019 to join the conversation on social media.