All Politics Are Local

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Published on October 20, 2014

Author: westmuse

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Find out how your local elected officials are doing when it comes to issues affecting museums and other nonprofit organizations and how you can best leverage your influence with them. This session summarizes the congressional delegations of each WMA state, identifies key players on key issues, and discusses local opportunities to engage them. Additional topics include the threats to nonprofits at the state and municipal level and how museum professionals can ensure that their voices are heard.

Moderator: Arthur H. Wolf, Principal, WOLF Consulting
Presenters:
Eileen Goldspiel, Director, Member Engagement, American Alliance of Museums
Celeste DeWald, Executive Director, California Association of Museums
Melissa Russo, Director of Institutional Advancement, Chabot Space & Science Center
Ellen Ferguson, Community Relations Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

1. ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL Panelists Arthur H. Wolf, WOLF Consulting Celeste DeWald, California Association of Museums Melissa Russo, Chabot Space & Science Center Eileen Goldspiel, American Alliance of Museums

2. Me Assembly Member Joan Buchanan, Chair of the Educa:on Commi;ee Advocacy Coordinator Co-­‐Chair, CAM Government Rela4ons Commi6ee

3. Advocacy Toolkit Contents • General pointers • Legisla4ve briefs • Policy posi4ons • “Leave Behinds”

4. Now Secretary of Natural Resources Now Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly Now in U.S. House of Representa:ves Now Speaker of the Assembly

5. ž “Through time and effort spent building relationships with legislators and other public officials, advocates for the arts can enjoy real access to power in politics. It is a long term investment. Relationships developed over months and years create supporters who will take the initiative on your issues…” ž - Access to Power: Building Political Clout for the Arts, The NASAA Advocate, 2003

6. ž Building the Relationship ž - Start early in the elected’s career ž - Include the elected and their family in the life of your museum ž - Don’t play favorites ž Develop the relationship on your terms but … cultivate like any other major donor

7. Corporate Sponsors include: Chevron Clorox Comcast Bechtel PG&E Waste Management Schnitzer Steel + developers, tech companies, banks

8. An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ~George Eliot

9. “On almost any issue, kids can make an argument more compelling.” - Why Politicians Want Children to Be Seen and Heard, NPR 4/13/2013

10. Museums Connect Project

11. Election Preview

12. Click to edit Master text styles The 2014 elections will determine:  36 U.S. Senate seats  All 435 U.S. House seats  36 governors  1,097 state senate races in 42 states  4,958 state house/delegate races in 45 states

13. Click to edit Master text styles 2008 2010 2012 Voter Turnout 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

14. Click to edit Master text styles House 233 Republicans 199 Democrats 2 vacancies

15. Click to edit Master text styles Key House Retirements - Republicans  Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman, Ways and Means Committee  Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), Chairman, Natural Resources Committee  Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science  Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), IMLS funding supporter

16. Click to edit Master text styles Key House Retirements - Democrats  Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Ranking Member, Education & Workforce Committee  Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Ranking Member, Interior Subcommittee  Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Ranking Member, Energy & Commerce Committee  Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)  Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)  Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)

17. Click to edit Master text styles Senate 53 Democrats 45 Republicans 2 Independents

18. Click to edit Master text styles Senate Retirements Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

19. Click to edit Master text styles Competitive Senate Races – Open Seats South Dakota Georgia Iowa West Virginia

20. Click to edit Master text styles Competitive Senate Races Alaska North Carolina Arkansas Colorado Louisiana Kentucky

21. Click to edit Master text styles Senate Champions Sen. Mike Enzi Sen. Jack Reed Sen. Lamar Alexander Wyoming Rhode Island Tennessee

22. Click to edit Master text styles Senate 53 Democrats 45 Republicans 2 Independents

23. Click to edit Master text styles 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Number of 2014 Elections U.S. House U.S. Senate state senates state houses

24. I wonder what’s happening in my state…

25. Click to edit Master text styles Project Vote Smart http://votesmart.org/

26. I wonder whether my elected officials supported museums…

27. http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy/resources Legislative Record for 2013

28. ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL Panelists Arthur H. Wolf, WOLF Consulting Celeste DeWald, California Association of Museums Melissa Russo, Chabot Space & Science Center Eileen Goldspiel, American Alliance of Museums

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