Care about Libraries? Get your congress person on this list!

You can make a difference.  Sharing a message from the folks at ALA regarding how to make sure your local congress person will support $300 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $100 million for the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program for FY 2010.

If you don’t see your congress person on the following list then take action by following the instructions below.

Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)

Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

Rush Holt (D-NJ)

John Lewis (D-GA) (N)

James Oberstar (D-MN) (N)

Mike Ross (D-AR)

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Henry Waxman (D-CA)

Ike Skelton (D-MO)

Paul Tonko (D-NY) (N) Freshman

Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) (N)

Paul Hodes (D-NH) (N)

Leonard Lance (R-NJ) (N) Freshman

Eric Massa (D-NY) (N) Freshman

Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Lois Capps (D-CA) (N)

Donald Payne (D-NJ) (N)

Chellie Pingree (D-ME) (N) Freshman

Nick Rahall (D-WV) (N)

Urgent Call to Action!
Sign onto Dear Colleague supporting library funding by Congressman Grijalva!

Please contact your Representative and ask him or her to sign the “Dear Colleague” letter being circulated by Congressman Raul Grijalva in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program.

The deadline to sign the letter is Wednesday April 1! LSTA and Improving Literacy Through School Libraries are two of the most important federal programs for libraries today.  The letter will not be taken seriously, and it will appear as if Members of Congress do not care about libraries if we don’t have hundreds of signers on the letter. Programs that don’t have a vocal support network are in danger of being cut.

The letter is addressed to the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriation Subcommittees and requests that the House include $300 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $100 million for the Improving Literary Through School Libraries program for FY 2010.

When you contact your Representative, you must ask him or her to call Joseph Mais in order to co-sign the letter at 202.225.2435.

http://capwiz.com/ala/issues/alert/?alertid=13037141

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One Response to Care about Libraries? Get your congress person on this list!

  1. Willard Rickabaugh August 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM #

    Not so bad. Fascinating factors right here

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