[Libs-Or] Fwd: URGENT! LSTA in danger! Call NOW to protect library funding!
diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 16:49:56 PDT 2009
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com> wrote:
> But now both Senator Wyden and Senator Merkley have signed so send them a
> thank you note.
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Peyton Stafford <
> pstafford at readhowyouwant.com> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: "Kristin Murphy, American Library Association" <kmurphy at alawash.org
>> Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 17:59:17 -0400 (EDT)
>> Subject: URGENT! LSTA in danger! Call NOW to protect library funding!
>> To: Peyton Stafford <pstafford at readhowyouwant.com>
>> URGENT!!! DEADLINE TOMORROW TO PROTECT LSTA FUNDING!!!
>> Call your Senators now!!!
>> Take Action! Visit this page:
>> Please contact your Senators and ask them to sign the "Dear
>> Colleague" letter being circulated by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI)
>> and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in support of funding for the Library Services
>> and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Improving Literacy Through School
>> Libraries Program.
>> The deadline has been extended to 10am on May 14, 2009!!!!!!!
>> This is a tough budget year. After passing the stimulus package, only a
>> select few programs will receive an increase in FY 2010. LSTA and the
>> Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program are in serious
>> danger of receiving level funding, or possibly even a cuts, if we don't
>> have 60 signatures on the letter. Please contact your Senator NOW!
>> The letter is addressed to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services
>> and Education Appropriation Subcommittee and requests that the Senate
>> 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. It has come to our attention that Senate offices
>> have been told this request is considered an earmark. We have been
>> assured by Appropriations Committee staff this is not the case.
>> Please CALL your Senators and let them know that this letter is an
>> absolute priority. Click on the "take action" link in the
>> upper left hand corner and enter your zip code. It will provide you
>> with both talking points and the contact information for your elected
>> official. When you convince your Senators to sign onto the Dear
>> Colleague, you must ask him or her to call Andrew Odgren with Senator
>> Reed at 202-224-4642 or Mathew Hussey with Senator Snowe at
>> The following Senators have signed onto this letter. If your Senator
>> is not on this list, but has committed to signing the Dear Colleague,
>> please call them IMMEDIATELY:
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