Advocacy

ASTC represents the interests of its members before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies that provide support to science centers and museums in the United States. As part of our public policy agenda, ASTC seeks to raise the profile of the field—and garner support for federal agencies and programs. Watch this space for updates.

Periodically throughout the legislative year, ASTC produces legislative updates and budget overviews which offer a detailed look at federal appropriations and legislation—both pending and completed—that are of particular interest to ASTC members.

ASTC Principles and Practices

ASTC’s Statement on the U.S. Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

ASTC’s Letters Urging Increased STEM Funding for FY18 Budget (PDF)

ASTC’s Statement on President’s FY2019 Budget Proposal