[Libs-Or] ACTION Fwd: Please Ask Your Senators to Sign Appropriations Letters Before Fri. Deadline

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 11:43:14 PDT 2012


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ted Wegner, American Library Association <twegner at alawash.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 8:47 AM
Subject: Please Ask Your Senators to Sign Appropriations Letters Before
Fri. Deadline
To: Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com>


     Thanks to all of you who called your U.S. Representative last week to
ask for their signature on two appropriations letters. Now we must turn our
attention to the U.S. Senate where there is only one week left for  your
senators to sign two very similar letters.

These letters are incredibly important because they greatly improve the
chances of libraries getting federal funding.


Support funding for LSTA in FY13

 Please  ask both of your U.S. Senators to sign the letter supporting
funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in FY13.  LSTA
is the primary source of funding for libraries in the federal budget. This
letter is being sent by Senators Reed (D-RI) and Snowe (R-ME).

These senators have signed as of 3/18: Begich (D-AK), Bingaman  (D-NM),
Blumenthal (D-CT), Cardin (D-MD), Johnson (D-SD) Kerry (D-MA),  Kohl
(D-WI), Leahy (D-VT), Mikulski (D-MD), Reed (D-RI), Snowe (R-ME), Stabenow
(D-MI), Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-NM), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

Click here for talking points and contact information for your
senators.<http://capwiz.com/ala/utr/1/FDEZRNBLFE/LZVORNBLPJ/8059650771>


 Support Childhood Literacy in FY13

Please ask both your U.S. Senators to sign the letter supporting funding
for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Competitive Grant. At   least
half of this money would go to low-income school libraries to  help  update
their materials. This letter is being sent by Senators  Reed  (D-RI) and
Grassley (R-IA).

These senators have signed as of 3/18: Grassley (R-IA), Kerry (D-MA), Kohl
(D-WI), Lugar (R-IN), Reed (D-RI), Snowe (R-ME), Stabenow (D-MI),
Whitehouse (D-RI), Wicker (R-MS), Wyden (D-OR)

Click here for talking points and contact information for your
senators.<http://capwiz.com/ala/utr/1/FDEZRNBLFE/JYZDRNBLPK/8059650771>


If either of your two senators has signed on to one or both of these
letters, please thank them for their leadership and for  supporting
libraries.
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*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
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