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The American Library Association Washington Office advocates at the federal level for legislation that preserves and promotes fundamental library values by lobbying Congress, partnering with national coalitions, and engaging in grassroots advocacy on behalf of the public, your voice helps determine the success or failure of legislation.

Visit the ALA Legislative Action Center and sign up to be alerted when important library issues arise.

For more on how to advocate for your library, visit ALA’s online courses page and ALA’s Advocacy, Legislation and Issues site. Also be sure to subscribe to District Dispatch.

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Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner is the assistant director of knowledge management and communications at the American Library Association's Washington Office. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's in library and information science from Catholic University.