Update on California Museums for All

Update on California Museums for All

Update on California Museums for All

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of some recent and significant developments with respect to the California State Assembly bill that CAM sponsored this session, AB 755. The bill has been amended by the request of our author, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), due to an urgent need in his district. As you may recall, AB 755 would have created a California-based program that offered individuals and families with EBT cards free or very low cost ($0-$3.00 per person) admission to museums and provided a grant to participating California museums. The bill is no longer a Museums for All bill.

Assemblymember Garcia stands behind the intent of California Museums for All and is eager to introduce a new bill next session. CAM is deeply committed to helping museums become more accessible to all Californians. This is an opportunity to make the new bill even stronger next year.

Over the coming months, we will keep you informed of how you can best support what will eventually become a new Museums for All bill.

Thank you for the tremendous support we received from the field for this bill. The collective statewide effort through letters, emails, phone calls, personal visits, and testimony was impressive and will help our cause when the bill is reintroduced next session. If you have any questions about this latest development, please do not hesitate to contact CAM’s Advocacy Manager, Pamela Zielske, at advocacy@calmuseums.org or 831-471-9970, ext. 104.

Warm Regards,

Celeste DeWald

Executive Director