[Libs-Or] Fwd: Call Congress in Support of the American Jobs Act

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 10:55:49 PDT 2011

This is for those of you who are not ALA Members and my not have received
this message

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From: Ted Wegner <twegner at alawash.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM
Subject: Call Congress in Support of the American Jobs Act
To: Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com>

   Less than a week after President Obama called on Congress to pass a new
jobs creation bill, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced the American Jobs
Act (AJA) of 2011 (S. 1549).

This Senate version of the jobs bill includes $30 billion for K-12 education
to retain or rehire educators including school librarians to prevent the
layoffs of up to 280,000 educators including many school librarians.  Since
school librarians across the country are losing their jobs due to budget
cuts, it is critically important that as much of this money as possible be
used to save their jobs.

The ALA asks all members to call their two senators and congressional
representative at *202-224-3121* and urge them to support the AJA.   Tell
your elected officials about what school libraries do in your community and
how obtaining funds for construction through the AJA could improve the
education of our students.

The AJA also includes an additional $25 billion to maintain and upgrade K-12
schools including school libraries to meet their 21st century demands and $5
billion for community colleges including their libraries.
Please call your elected officials in Congress today!

A chart outlining the estimated jobs impact by state can be viewed

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*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Phone & Fax: 541-265-3066
Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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