Oklahoma Museums Day at the Capitol February 21

To help serve museums, OMA developed a legislative agenda that includes raising awareness for the economic impact of Oklahoma museums, and support for SB310 that expands the current Oklahoma state sales tax exemption to museums with budgets over $1,000,0000 and extending the current sales tax exemption to 2027.

On February 21, 2023, OMA is launching Oklahoma Museums Day at the Capitol to help bring our voices and stories to the state capitol and begin engaging legislators more directly. We are excited because this will not be your typical advocacy day in OKC! We have coordinated several engaging hands-on activities and demonstrations for elected officials and their staff, will host a cookie and hot chocolate bar, and will provide online training in advance and the morning of to help enable you to engage legislators. To help prepare, we will discuss legislative priorities, offer quick tips, demonstrate “making an ask,” and more.

Leveraging your personal story and professional influence in your community can help elected officials understand how valuable museums are to Oklahoma. Your relationship as a constituent is vital in helping create momentum, engaging legislators, and bringing recognition to legislation. As constituents, your voice matters.

Register for our new annual Oklahoma Museums Day at the Capitol here.

Prepare for Oklahoma Museums Day at the Capitol by participating in an informational webinar. The Ins and Outs of In-Person Advocacy Webinar February 7

Join OMA members Jason Harris and Ken Busby for an exploration of the Ins and Outs of In-Person Advocacy. During this one-hour webinar. Topics to be discussed include legislative priorities, “making the ask,” expectations, and more so that you have the skills to help build and cultivate meaningful relationships with elected officials. You can then put those skills to use during the Oklahoma Museums Day at the Capitol advocacy event on February 21.

The Ins and Outs of In-Person Advocacy will take place on Zoom on February 7 at 10:00am-11:00am CT. Register here