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ADVOCACY CALENDAR

Advocacy is telling your story every day...

Yes, there are special "advocacy days" throughout the year when you are asked to contact your legislators, but advocacy works best when we are able to share the importance of museums on a regular basis.  The MAA Advocacy Committee is creating a month-by-month Advocacy Calendar to assist Arizona museums tell their stories all year long. 

January

  Make sure that all of your U.S. and Arizona legislators and local officials current contact information is    on your mailing list

February

 Send your legislators a Valentine telling what to love about your museum.

March

 Create or review your Elevator speech and share it with your Board members, staff and volunteers

April

 Let your elected officials (federal, state, local) know about any government funding your museums        receives, directly or indirectly, and how it is used/critical to your mission

May

 Let your elected officials  know it’s Museum Week (May 9-15) by mailing them a card from your museum    shop (or picture of your museum through social media)

June

Send your  elected officials an update telling them what happened to your museum in the    first half of 2021
- were you open
- did you add online features
- how many visitors did you have
- what were your financial and other challenges

July

Set up a meeting with your US legislators at their home office during their August recess
OR
Check your legislators’ websites to find out when their next town hall is (either virtual or in person).

August

Visit your US legislator in their home office
OR
Attend your legislators’ town halls and ask them to talk about their position on funding for museums and cultural institutions.


September

Celebrate  Arts in Education Week (September 12-18) by sending your US and Az legislators an email about your educational programs


October

Educate candidates about museums in advance of November municipal elections 


November

Encourage your Board, staff, volunteers and members to vote  


December

Thank your legislators for their work this year with a holiday card 


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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