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Advocacy Alert: Sheldon Jackson Museum

Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:44 AM | Della Hall (Administrator)

The Alaska State Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a directive to the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums to look into divesting itself of the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, including the building and its collections, through sale.

As members of the statewide museum community, your voice matters on this issue.

You can reach your legislators by email, phone, social media, or mail.

Find out who your Senators and Representatives are with this interactive map, and then find their contact information below:

Alaska State Senate

Alaska House of Representatives

Museums Alaska's Board of Directors has identified the potential sale of the Sheldon Jackson Museum as one of our top legislative priorities this year. Please be sure to subscribe to our digital mailing list to stay up to date on this and other advocacy calls to action as they occur.

Below is a copy of a letter sent on behalf of our Board of Directors to Governor Dunleavy's office.

Letter of support from Museums Alaska Board of Directors for SJM

Please feel free to use the below template to write your own letter. The best letters address your personal connection to the issue, so please feel free to deviate from this template.

Template letter of support for SJM

You can also send a 50 word message to your legislators, using the link below.

Write a 50 word message

Museums Alaska maintains resources on our website to help you navigate the Alaska legislative process here. We will continue to share more resources and information as it becomes available.

We also hold a monthly Advocacy Task Force teleconference meeting, that is open to anyone interested in advocating on behalf of Alaska's museums. Please join us!

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