In March ALA asked advocates to contact their Rep in the House to support library funding. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn! ALA is circulating one letter in support of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and one for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. ALA is also maintaining a list of Senators who have signed. Please take a moment to find out if your Senator has signed, and email their office via this quick form if not. You can also Tweet or call. Then help spread the word by encouraging others to do the same! It’s important that this a large, grassroots effort–Congress is only moved to action when they are inundated with calls, emails, Tweets, etc. from voters like you.
For other simple ways you can take action to support libraries and teens, read this earlier blog post. And follow the action on social media via #FundLibraries. Thank you!
P.S. Stay up to date on federal funds for libraries via ALA’s District Dispatch blog