CAM has an active advocacy program that monitors legislation, keeps our members and constituents informed and involved and fosters strategic initiatives to support the museum field. We invite you to join our grassroots advocacy efforts - together, we can make a difference!
BILL MONITORING AND LEGISLATIVE INVOLVEMENT
Our Government Relations Committee and Lobbyists monitor legislation, take positions on key bills, attend hearings and meet with elected officials to voice our support or opposition. We also periodically issue policy statements to California legislators to inform them of the vital role museums play in California communities. Regular email updates and social media posts keep our constituents informed and involved in relevant State affairs. Click the link above to keep up-to-date with our active bill tracker!
For well over a decade, we have organized a variety of advocacy events or programs, depending on the needs and circumstances of the year. We gather at the State Capitol for Museums’ Advocacy Day every May to communicate why museums matter to legislators, policy makers and the public.
TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR ENGAGEMENT
We also provide tools and resources so that museum professionals can effectively build relationships with their legislators and other elected officials.
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 Alliance of Museums's government relations workgroup, a partner in Museums Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C and has been a member of the American Association for State and Local History Federal-State Partnerships for Museums Coalition since 2006.
Interested in learning more about CAM's Advocacy Program? Watch this pre-recorded webinar and download our Guiding Principles for Advocacy and Legislative Involvement Framework below.