Advocacy Tools & Resources

Interested in learning more about CAM's Advocacy Program?
Watch this pre-recorded webinar by Pamela Zielske, CAM's Advocacy Manager

MEET WITH YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR
Reach out to your state legislators, invite them to visit your museum and establish a relationship.
General Talking Points
(Adobe PDF File)
Ten Rules for Engagement
(Adobe PDF File)



CALIFORNIA MUSEUMS’ ADVOCACY DAY TOOLKITS
California Museums’ Advocacy Day Toolkits are published in May and highlight our policy statements and positions for the current legislative session. 

2016 Advocacy Day Toolkit
(Adobe PDF File)
2015 Advocacy Day Toolkit
(Adobe PDF File)
2014 Advocacy Day Toolkit
(Adobe PDF File)



WRITING A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OR OP-ED
Writing a letter to the editor of a local newspaper is a quick, simple and free method of raising the public's awareness on a topic. Writing an op-ed for your paper is more involved, but has greater visibility. 

Pitching an Op-Ed Piece
(Adobe PDF File)



HOSTING A CALIFORNIA MUSEUM MONTH EVENT
Are you hosting a public program in May - or perhaps opening a new exhibition? California Museum Month provides you with an opportunity to leverage promotion for your program with a statewide campaign.