Advocacy Partnerships

American Alliance of Museums
AASLH sponsors AAM’s Museums Advocacy Day (MAD) and its council meets in concert with MAD so that council members may participate in the two-day event. Priorities include the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), charitable giving, elementary and secondary education, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). AAM and AASLH cooperate on other advocacy issues throughout the year as they arise.

History Relevance Campaign
The History Relevance Campaign (HRC) is a group serving as a catalyst for discovering, demonstrating, and promulgating the value of history for individuals, communities, and the nation.  AASLH supports the HRC in many ways, is one of nearly 90 organizations that have endorsed its “Value of History” statement, helps circulate its messages, and is working to integrate HRC ideas into AASLH programs. We encourage you to get involved, endorse the values statement and integrate it into your work, join an HRC task force, and join HRC on LinkedIn.

National Coalition for History
The National Coalition for History (NCH) is a consortium of over 50 organizations advocating on behalf of federal legislation and regulatory issues affecting historians, archivists, teachers, researchers, and other stakeholders.  Priorities include federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Archives and Records Administration, including the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the National Parks Service, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the declassification of federal records.

National Humanities Alliance
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) monitors and takes action on a range of federal funding and policies issues that affect work in the humanities.  Priorities include the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Archives and Records Administration, including the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), international education programs, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Library of Congress.