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 Request to the Trump Administration (PDF)

Overview of President’s FY 2018 Budget Blueprint (PDF)

ASTC’s Public Statement on President’s FY2018 Budget Blueprint

Take Action in Response to President’s FY 2018 Budget Blueprint

The ASTC Community’s Letter of Support for the FY17 NASA CP4SMPVC Program (PDF)

ASTC’s Statement of Support to the U.S. Senate for the FY18 IMLS Office of Museum Services (PDF)

ASTC’s Letter of Support to the U.S. House for the FY18 IMLS Office of Museum Services (PDF)

ASTC’s FY 2018 Budget Overview, August 17, 2017 (PDF)

National Letter of Support to Congress Supporting NSF Funding and Increase on Budget Caps (PDF)

ASTC’s FY 2018 Budget Overview, September 8, 2017 (PDF)