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Your Legislators Home for Recess One More Week

There is only one week left of the August recess. If you haven’t already, please go in to see your Senators and Representative or call them while they are in their district offices and ask them to co-sponsor the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLs) Act.

In June, the SKILLS Act was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Thad Cochran (R-MI) and by Representatives Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Vernon Ehlers (R-MI). This legislation is critical to the future of school library media specialists. To get the SKILLs Act language into the No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill, we need more co-sponsors immediately!

Several other bills are being considered for inclusion in No Child Left Behind. We must have more co-sponsors to be considered. Please contact your Representative and Senators and ask them to co-sponsor the SKILLs Act TODAY!

The House bill is H.R. 2864 and the Senate bill is S. 1699.

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

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