The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution explicitly includes the “right of the people…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” But how do we get started on a limited budget and with limited staff? And what simple steps can we take to engage elected officials using social media? In this session, panelists will discuss their successful efforts to engage state and local elected officials and to work closely with local tourism boards. Also hear why 84 percent of Museums Advocacy Day participants say they are more likely to advocate locally following their participation in Museums Advocacy Day.


  • Malinda Horton
  • Jada Hansen
  • Lisa Anderson
  • Susan Perry
  • Caitlin Podas