We have an active advocacy program that monitors legislation, keeps our members and constituents informed and involved, and fosters strategic initiatives to support funding sources for museums. We invite you to join our grassroots advocacy efforts - together, we can make a difference!
BILL MONITORIING AND LEGISLATIVE INVOLVEMENT
Our Government Relations Committee monitors legislation, takes positions on key bills, attends hearings, and meets with elected officials to voice our support or concerns. We also periodically issue policy statements to California legislators to inform them of the vital role museums play in communities. Monthly email updates keep our constituents informed and involved in State affairs.
CALIFORNIA MUSEUMS MONTH
We celebrate California Museums Month in May of each year - and have been for over ten years. This event serves as a springboard for communicating why museums matter to legislators, policy makers, and the public.
ADVOCACY TRAINING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
For the past six years, we have organized advocacy events or programs. We provide tools and resources to support museum professionals in building relationships with their legislators.
STATE AND NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
We partner with state agencies and national associations to achieve shared goals. For example, CAM is a member of an American Association of Museums' government relations workgroup, is a partner in the Museums Advocacy Day in Washington DC, and has been a member of the American Association for State and Local History Federal-State Partnerships for Museums Coalition since 2006.