[Libs-Or] Fwd: Call Your U.S. Senators About Childhood Literacy and LSTA Funding

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 09:11:47 PST 2012

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From: Ted Wegner, American Library Association <twegner at alawash.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM
Subject: Call Your U.S. Senators About Childhood Literacy and LSTA Funding
To: Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com>

    On Monday, we sent out an action alert urging members to contact  their
U.S. Representative to ask them to support two important "Dear  Colleague"
letters benefitting libraries.

Today, we have an equally important ask for your two U.S. Senators.  Please
call both of your senators and ask them to support *two* separate  "Dear
Colleague" letters that very closely reflect the ones making  rounds in the
House of Representatives.

The first letter, found
supports funding for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Grant in FY13.
This grant is crucial because at least half of it would  go to low-income
school libraries to help update their books and  materials.

You can find additional talking points for this letter

The second letter, found
supports funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in
FY13. LSTA is the primary source of funding for libraries in the federal

Please go to the Legislative Action Center
find talking points and information on how your senators can sign on
these letters. You will also be able to find the office phone  numbers for
your two senators. The deadline to sign these two letters is *March 26* so
please call before then.

Thank you to all who have already made the call to your U.S.
Representative. It is not too late to make the call if you haven't yet.
Now, you can use the LAC to call your senators and representative in the
same sitting. It only takes a matter of minutes to speak out for  libraries!
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