Legislative Alerts
April 23, 2020

Urge your Senators to Support Emergency Funding for Libraries 

For this year’s #NationalLibraryWeek Take Action for Libraries Day, ALA is asking library supporters to urge their Senators to keep #LibrariesStrong with emergency recovery funding. 

Congress is working to draft additional COVID-19 stimulus legislation and libraries must be included. We need library supporters to make their voices heard, loud and clear. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter in the Senate that calls for additional emergency funding for libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding would be available through the Library Services and Technology Act grants to states program, ensuring that libraries everywhere will have access to support. This letter comes after Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI), Don Young (R-AK), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) circulated a similar letter in the House. Please email your Senators and urge them to sign and support America's libraries. 

Contact your Senator now to stand with the library community: http://bit.ly/LibraryFundingCovid 

 
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. 

 
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