The Museum Education Act (MEA) has been introduced by Senator Betty Little, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Touris, Parks and Recreation and has been assigned the number S5001. We expect the Assembly to follow suit shortly and introduce the bill there as well.
Many has developed a MEA Toolbox for the museum community that includes information on the bill and why it is important for your museum, template letters to the editor about the bill, and handy sheets you can fill in regarding your institution's economic impact and who your elected leaders are. If you do not know who your Senator or Assemblymember is, please visit the website here.
Please remember, we need your help to advocate for this important piece of legislation. Please contact your local Assemblymember and Senator and ask that they co-sponsor Senate Bill 5001. Tell them why it matters to your organization and why it is important to their region. The more co-sponsors we have, the better!