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Advocacy alert - include museums in infrastructure bill

  • 21 Jul 2021 1:04 PM
    Message # 10766250
    Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    From the American Alliance of Museums

    Advocacy Alert - July 21, 2021

    Urge Legislators to Include Museums in Infrastructure Legislation

    As part of the Alliance's ongoing efforts to include museums in infrastructure legislation, we recently shared this letter from several national museum associations with Congressional Leadership. In it, we urge the House and Senate leadership to ensure museums are eligible to receive funding for projects that address the following needs:

    Infrastructure 

    • Buildings: New construction and upgrades to existing and historic structures including for energy efficiency, clean energy generation research and demonstration projects, retrofitting and retro-commissioning, and improvement funding.
    • Climate Resilience: To prepare for increasingly frequent extreme weather including coastal erosion, sea level rise, flooding, and fires.
    • Water and Electricity: Ensure all museums have access to safe and clean water infrastructure as well as a modernized electric grid.
    • Broadband: Designate museums as hubs for high-speed internet in low-income and rural areas.

    Transportation 

    • Electric Vehicles: Provide funding to support conversion to electric vehicle fleets, installation of electric vehicle charging stations (including for school buses), and allow for integration with city planning to ensure equitable distribution of new routes and stops for municipal electric bus fleets.
    • Roads and Bridges: Repair roads and bridges that link to our institutions.
    Congress needs to hear YOUR vital voice. Please contact your Representative and Senators now to ensure museums are eligible for funding in upcoming infrastructure legislation.


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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