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Watch and learn: Making the election connection for libraries

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the American Library Association (ALA) and Advocacy Guru Stephanie Vance collaborated to host “Making the Election Connection,” an interactive webinar that explored the ways that library advocates can legally engage during an election season, as

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The Goodlatte, the bad and the ugly…

My Washington Office colleague Carrie Russell, ALA’s copyright ace in the Office of Information Technology Policy, provides a great rundown here on the District Dispatch on the substantive ins and outs of the House IP Subcommittee’s hearing yesterday. The Subcommittee

Posted in Library Advocacy

Celebrating Constitution Day the advocacy way

 “Dear Congressional Leaders – We write to urge you to bring to the floor S. 607 and H.R. 1852, the bipartisan Leahy-Lee and Yoder-Polis bills updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Updating ECPA would respond to the deeply held

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Success and empowerment in your library

As my time here as a Google Policy Fellow at the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) wraps up this week, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and helpful as I’ve

Posted in Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Summertime, and the lobbyin’ is easy…

District Dispatch is willing to bet that your Senators and Representative to Congress aren’t spending much time this summer wriggling their toes in the sand (unless you happen to live near the beach) or sipping espresso al fresco in Paris

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