It’s is almost time for District Days! For those that don’t know, District Days refers to the time that congressional representatives are on recess and are able to return to their home district. This year, the break is from August 8th through September 5th. During this time, representatives often hold town hall meetings, office hours, and meet with a variety of constituents to get their perspectives on current issues.
Here are the Top Ten Reasons Why Every Librarian Should Contact Their Local Legislator’s Office During District Days
10. This is your chance to educate elected officials about a particular area of interest that you have in common.
9. Keeping advocacy efforts at the forefront right now is very important in this tough economy.
8. It is easy! YALSA provides a Legislative Advocacy Guide with information on how to request a meeting and what to say. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/profdev/LegAdvocacyGuide.pdf