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Advocacy News! Reach out to your Assemblymembers and NY State Senators Today

May 10, 2022 3:15 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

Dear Friends, Members, and Colleagues,

I am pleased to share the exciting news that A9710/S8934 “An act in relation to conducting a study of public and private museums in New York State” was reported out of the Assembly Economic Development Committee to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee earlier today.

MANY extends our thanks to Assemblymember Didi Barrett D-108 and Assemblymember Harry Bronson D-138 for their work on this bill and their efforts in support of all of New York’s Museums. We also extend our thanks Senator Jeremy A. Cooney D-56 for introducing the bill in the Senate.

With only nine days to go in the legislative session, your outreach could make a critical difference towards advancing the bill in the legislature. 

We need you to reach out to your Assemblymembers and Senators today to ask them to sign on in support of the bill.

Not sure who represents you in the Assembly? You can find your Assemblymember here.

Need to find who represents you in the Senate? You can find your NYS Senator here.

Click here to download a template that can help you write to your Assemblymember.

Click here to download a template that can help you write to your Senator.

Download the PDF, insert the name of your legislative representative and the name of your museum. The PDF also has room for your electronic signature. Please feel free to edit/adapt the language to your museum and your community.

Thank you in advance for taking the time out of what I know is an incredibly busy day to reach out in support of this important bill that will help create an accurate and relevant picture of our state’s museums to inform policy making and grow public awareness of the missions, collections, audiences, and funding needs of New York State’s museums.


Erika Sanger

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

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