As library supporters from across the United States prepare to go to Washington, D.C. to participate in National Library Legislative Day, don’t forget that you can participate from home!
All week long (May 1-5th), we’re asking library supporters to email, call, and tweet their Members of Congress about federal library funding and other key library issues. Register now, and you will receive an email on May 1st reminding you to take action, along with a link to the livestream from National Library Legislative Day, so you can hear our keynote speaker and the issue briefings live.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project, and the issue briefings will be provided by the staff of the ALA Washington Office. Check out our earlier post to see the full list of panels at National Library Legislative Day this year.
This year, we’re asking Congress to:
House: Save IMLS; Fully Fund LSTA & IAL
Senate: Sign LSTA & IAL “Dear Appropriator” Letters
House/Senate Reauthorize MLSA (incl. LSTA)
2017 National Library Legislative Day Issue Briefs
- Support Federal Funding for Libraries
- Support Strong “Net Neutrality” Protections
- Bring High-Speed Broadband to Every Library and Support the E-rate Program Unchanged
- Expedite Modernization of the Copyright Office and Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
- Support Real Privacy and Surveillance Law Reform
- Support Public Access to Government Data and Taxpayer-Funded Information and Research
Looking for other ways to participate? Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr users can sign up to participate in our Thunderclap.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org