Professional Organizations and Coalitions

Professional Organizations and Coalitions

The following are links to archival, library, museum, historic preservation, and educational associations’ resource webpages on advocacy.

Government Agencies

Information about how to advocate for appropriate funding of granting agencies and about resources offered by government agencies regarding advocacy:

Policy and Issues Organizations

The following are links to public policy advocacy and watchdog organizations:

  • Center for Responsive Politics: At CRP’s OpenSecrets.org Action Center, archival advocates can identify the ways in which money operates in U.S. politics and its effects on government policies, including those concerning library and archives resources.
  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW): CREW’s resource page provides a gateway to the mission and activities of this important watchdog agency.
  • The National Coalition for History: A consortium of over 50 organizations that advocates on federal, state and local legislative and regulatory issues. The coalition is made up of a diverse number of groups representing historians, archivists, researchers, teachers, students, documentary editors, preservationists, political scientists, museum professionals and other stakeholders.
  • EveryLibrary: A political action committee dedicated to building voter support for libraries.
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