Museums Advocacy Day (MAD) 2020 in Washington, D.C. February 24-25

Posted by OMA on 10/07/2019

Museums Advocacy Day (MAD) 2020
Washington, D.C.

Save the Date: February 24-25, 2020

Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to join with other museum professionals and supporters to make the case for museums.

The following is a list of victories over the last few years:

  • IMLS and the Office of Museum Services received budget increases in each of the last two years.
  • This summer we secured a House-passed Appropriations Labor, HHS & Education Subcommittee bill approving an historic funding increase of $25 million for IMLS.
  • In 2018, IMLS was reauthorized for another six years, despite attempts to eliminate it altogether.
  • As over 300 Museums Advocacy Day 2019 advocates visited lawmakers, AAM testified for increased support of NEA, NEH, Historic Preservation Funds and Tribal Preservation Offices before the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee.

These milestones are worthy of celebration. However, we must remain vigilant in the continued battle for federal resources. We need our Oklahoma advocates to engage with their legislators each year to ensure they are well informed on the issues vital to Oklahoma museums.

Join the OMA leadership as they visit Capitol Hill and carry the voice of Oklahoma museums to the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation. Good news about flights to Washington D.C., Southwest Airlines now offers a direct flight to Reagan National Airport from Oklahoma City, and at last check, they were a reasonable rate.

OMA is a proud partner in Museums Advocacy Day and as such, all OMA members can register at the special registration rate of $49 for Museums Advocacy Day.  Please use the code 20OMA when registering.

Come walk the halls of congress with us and let our House and Senate members know how important museums are to the economy, education, quality of life, and more!

Please check the American Alliance of Museums website for updates.