[Libs-Or] [Publib] ACTION Fwd: [alacol2] Urgent Action Needed on 2 Amendmentsin the House

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 11:56:20 PST 2011


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From: Kristin K. Murphy <kmurphy at alawash.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:49 AM
Subject: [alacol2] Urgent Action Needed on 2 Amendments in the House
To: fllan at ala.org, nlld at ala.org, legnet at ala.org, alacol2 at ala.org,
grassroots at ala.org


 This week, the House of Representatives will consider two amendments to the
FY2011 Continuing Resolution that are critical to libraries – one that would
eliminate all Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funding
including Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding and another
that would halt all funding for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
orders seeking libraries and bookstore records of U.S. citizens.

*E-mail via Capwiz
<http://capwiz.com/ala/issues/alert/?alertid=28204516&PROCESS=Take+Action>or
call your representative at (202) 224-3121 today and tell him or her to
oppose Amendment #35 to the Continuing Resolution!*

Amendment #35, submitted by U.S. Rep. Scott Garret (R-NJ), seeks to zero out
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, eliminating all federal
funding specifically for libraries.

*Message to Your Representative:*

   - Libraries are essential to every community, and federal funding is
   critical for ensuring library resources and services remain available to
   their constituents.
   - LSTA supports all kinds of libraries including school, academic, and
   public libraries.
   - Public libraries are the primary source  of no-fee access to the
   Internet and are active in assisting the public with online  job searches,
   e-government services, and lifelong learning.

*E-mail via Capwiz
<http://capwiz.com/ala/issues/alert/?alertid=28204516&PROCESS=Take+Action>or
* *call your representative at (202) 224-3121 today and tell him or her to
support Conyers’ amendment to the Continuing Resolution! *

This amendment, sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), would halt all
funding for FISA orders seeking libraries and bookstore records of U.S.
citizens.  Currently, this vote is scheduled for this Thursday, February
17.

*Message to Your Representative:*

   - Vote YES on the Conyers amendment to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution
   to halt funding for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders that
   would seek library and bookstore records of U.S. citizens;
   - The Conyers amendment seeks to protect individual privacy and personal
   reading records from inappropriate access by law enforcement;
   - Like previous reader privacy bills, this amendment has bipartisan
   support;
   - Law enforcement access to the reading habits of individuals should be
   held to a higher legal standard in order to protect civil liberties and the
   right to read and access information.

In the weeks to come, extending your advocacy efforts to your senators as
well as continuing to reach out to your representatives will be vitally
important to protecting the future of libraries. Questions as well as
reports and feedback from your calls and e-mails are welcomed.  Please
contact Kristin Murphy <kmurphy at alawash.org>or Lynne
Bradley<lbradley at alawash.org> at
the ALA Office of Government Relations, Washington Office.





Kristin Murphy

Government Relations Specialist

American Library Association - Washington Office

1615 New Hampshire Ave. NW, First Floor

Washington, D.C., 20009-2520

Phone Number: 202.628.8410

kmurphy at alawash.org



Take action for libraries!  Visit our Legislative Action Center at
http://bit.ly/legaction







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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>
*  NEW**
Home email:  **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>
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