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President Obama Mentions Libraries in Comments Following Signing of ARRA

In comments made after signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), President Obama mentioned libraries, drawing attention to their central role as critical 21st century learning environments. Take this opportunity to advocate for investment of the stimulus funding in libraries at the state and local level.

Go to to see a transcript of President Obama’s remarks, view the ALA ARRA talking points and discover other ALA Washington Office resources that can help make advocacy efforts with elected officials more effective.

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

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