OMA prides itself on being the collective voice for Oklahoma museums.

2023 Advocacy Piece
For Oklahoma Museums Day at the Capitol, the Oklahoma Museums Association produced a museum advocacy piece which was delivered to the Oklahoma Legislature.  OMA encourages Oklahoma museums to utilize this information. 

Oklahomans for the Arts
Oklahomans for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public investments in the arts, culture and arts education in Oklahoma. Among other items, they track key legislation which impacts arts and culture in our state.  OFTA information and resources can be viewed here.  

Economic Impact 
View the economic impact of Oklahoma museums as well as calculate the economic impact of your museum here.

Contact Your Legislators 
– Connect with lawmakers and exercise your rights as a museum advocate year-round!
Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Oklahoma Legislative Information System
Find your state and federal elected officials.  Scroll down through the list of choices.
If you send an e-mail, be sure to include the topic, bill or agency in your subject line so that it can be directed to the appropriate staff member responsible for the issue. Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask for the office of your Representative or Senator and request to speak to the staffer responsible for the issue.

Museum Advocacy Resources from the American Alliance of Museums
Museums Advocacy Day in Washington DC
American Alliance of Museums Speak up for Museums Resources
How to Be Your Museum’s Best Advocate by Jason Hall
Speak Up For Museums: The AAM Guide to Advocacy by Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied is available for loan from the OMA office.

Additional Resources
Alliance for Justice
Americans for the Arts – Arts Action Center
Guide to Effective Citizen Lobbying
Internal Revenue Service
Oklahoma Policy Institute
Open Secrets

The Ballot Initiatives Strategy Center
The Independent Sector, Public Policy

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