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Find your representative in the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate
Download the National Economic Impact of Museums statement here.

Download the 2019 Advocate Handbook from AAM.

Museum Education Act 2020

Memo in Support A.9695/S.6819

Learn more about Senate Bill S6819

Relates to the provision of financial assistance to museums, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums and other cultural institutions located in low-income urban, suburban or rural communities

Learn more

Read and download Erika's February 19, 2020 Memo in Support of the Museum Education Act

Read Erika's December 12, 2019 Testimony on Capital Funding for Arts and Cultural Organizations.

Read the Manhattan Times October 2, 2018 article "State Assembly holds hearing on arts impact" and download MANY's Testimony

Read Erika's Article posted on AAM's Blog on September 12, 2018

Read and download the June 2018 Museum Education Act Press Release

Speaking Up for NYS Museums, 2019 Museums Advocacy Day

with the American Alliance of Museums

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Speak up for NYS Museums at Museums Advocacy Day 2020!

Be a part of the largest group of advocates as MANY lead's New York's delegation of advocates through AAM's Advocacy Day. Spend Monday learning alongside peers from across the country and Tuesday visiting your representatives in Congress. It has never been more important to raise your voice in support of museums and cultural institutions.

Registration Deadline is January 21, 2020.

Click here to learn more and register.

How can you get involved?

1. Become a Member of MANY: MANY is here to advocate on your behalf.

2. Write a letter to your NYS Assembly Member/NYS Senator: Share your support in your own words, thank them for their support of the MEA, and tell them why it matters to your organization and why it is important to their region.

Speaking Up for NYS Museums, 2019 Museums Advocacy Day

with the American Alliance of Museums

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The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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