Archival advocates from across the country are assembling to the second “Archives on the Hill” event in Washington, DC. This day of advocacy with legislative policymakers coincides with the Society of American Archivist 2023 Annual Meeting.
The Archives on the Hill Coordinating Committee is looking for advocates to share information about archival issues and concerns related to archives, archivists, and the resources researchers need to promote change on a national level; for example, increased funding for archival programs across the country and improved statutes to ensure the essential evidence of our democracy is preserved and accessible.
What you’ll do as an advocate:
Attend a training
Meet with your legislative policy maker(s)
Attend a debrief or fill out a form to share what happened at your visit
What the Archives on the Hill Coordinating Committee will do to support you:
Identify legislative contacts
Produce information packets
Hold a training and a debrief
Team you up with experienced advocates
The Archives on the Hill Coordinating Committee consists of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and the Society of American Archivists.