ADVOCACY URGENTLY NEEDED: Keep pushing Congress to strike down Garrett amendment

URGENT ALERT:  More calls needed:  Tell all House members to vote NO on the Garrett amendment #35 to the Continuing Resolution FY2011 that would cut all funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

E-mail via Capwiz 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 in the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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.

About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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