2020 Virtual Museums Advocacy Day

Join the California Association of Museums for a virtual Museums Advocacy Day on May 12th and raise your voice in support of California museums. The program will include updates on California’s budget and modifications to the stay-at-home order, government funding opportunities in response to the pandemic, state and federal advocacy efforts, and details about California Museums Week (May 16-23). Please register below and answer the required questions to make the most of your advocacy efforts!


2020 Virtual Museums Advocacy Day Schedule
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:00AM - 5:30PM
Schedule is subject to change

11:00AM California Funding for Relief and Recovery
Greg Lucas, California State Librarian
Felicia Kelley, Project and Evaluation Director, California Humanities
Polly Escovedo, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bonds and Grants, California Natural Resources Agency
Anne Bown-Crawford, Executive Director, California Arts Council (invited)

12:00PM Advocacy Training and California Museums Week

1:00PM Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery

1:45PM-2:15PM Breakout Groups
Meet with your advocacy group* to make a plan and discuss key stories you want to share with your legislator.

2:30PM-5:00PM** Virtual Meetings with Key Legislators
*Due to the virtual nature of this Advocacy Day, CAM and Fearless Advocacy have pre-arranged appointments with a small number of available key legislators across California. Each registrant will be assigned to an advocacy group to meet with one of these key legislators based on their location's proximity to the legislator's district. Each group will be assigned a captain and a notetaker.
**Exact time of each meeting TBA. Meetings generally last less than 30 minutes.

5:00PM-5:30PM BYO Happy Hour and Recap

Connection Instructions
Registrants will be emailed connection instructions and relevant materials for preparation in advance of Advocacy Day.

Closed captioning will be provided for the morning panel sessions.

If you have questions about the program, registration, or connecting to the virtual event, please contact Lacey Lieberthal, Administrative Coordinator, at admin@calmuseums.org

Live captioning is supported in part by the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles and Ability Central.

5/12/2020 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
Registration for this virtual event is closed.

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