April 14, 2020

ALA Advocacy Alert: Urge Congress to Support Emergency Library

Congressional leadership has started work on a new COVID-19 relief package and ALA is working to ensure libraries of all types are included.  

Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI), Don Young (R-AK), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter calling for $2 billion in emergency recovery funding for America's libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This funding would be available through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants to states program.

Please help by emailing your representative or using ALA's email service.

A version of this letter in the Senate is forthcoming. As I learn more, I will be in touch.