Freshman Congressman Paul Tonko’s proved libraries have a new ally in the House of Representatives. Constituents from his New York district should contact the representative’s office to thank him for making such a strong floor statement regarding the importance of libraries and librarians.
Rep. Ehlers (MI-3), a long-time supporter of libraries and a sponsor of the resolution, also spoke to the value and importance of libraries and librarians to communities. The Congressman told a very moving story on why libraries are important to him.
Let’s extend the ALA’s thanks to these friends of libraries on Capitol Hill.
Melanie Anderson, Associate Director
ALA Office of Government Relations