Please contact the office of your Representative in the House and ask them to sign on to the “dear appropriator” letters for two critical pieces of library funding: the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Please share this widely and encourage your colleagues, coworkers, friends and family to contact the offices of their Reps as well. This is an extremely tough budget year, and without huge grassroots support (i.e. thousands of voters contacting Congress), the nation’s libraries will lose this critical funding. The deadline to sign the letter is April 3.
- Go here to contact your Rep’s office: http://cqrcengage.com/ala/home –ready to use messages are waiting for you!
- To learn more about the issue, read this ALA blog post
Thank you for all that you do to support teens and libraries!
P.S. If you’ve been trying by phone to reach your Rep and the lines are busy, try Resistbot instead