Museums For All AB755

CAM is sponsoring a bill in the California State Legislature that would build on the success of the national Museums for All program and boost funding for the California Cultural and Historical Endowment’s (CCHE) Museum Grant Program. AB 755, authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), would make museums more accessible to all Californians.

AB 755, would: create a California-based program that will offer individuals and families with
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards free or very low cost ($0-$3.00 per person) admission to museums; provide a modest grant to participating California museums; and allocate additional funding to CCHE’s Museum Grant Program, which supports small capital projects in museums.

AB 755 passed unanimously out of the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee and has been referred to Assembly Appropriations.  Please send your letters of support by no later than May 19th.

Click here to read a current version of AB 755  

Click here to read a blog post about AB 755  

Click here to read a fact sheet about AB 755

Click here to download a sample letter of support  

Click here to view a list of AB 755 supporters

References

Museums for All

California Cultural and Historical Endowment’s Museum Grant Program

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Association of Children’s Museums

Golden State Advantage Card (California’s EBT card)

For additional information, contact Pamela Zielske, CAM’s Advocacy Manager, at
advocacy@calmuseums.org or 831-471-9970 x104.