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Help Support School Libraries By Signing White House Petition

As described in an earlier post, the Obama Administration has created a website that allows the public to petition the White House and receive answers. But to get a response, a petition needs to receive 25,000 signatures in 30 days.

Recently, Carl Harvey, a school librarian in Indiana, posted a petition asking that the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provide dedicated funding to support effective school library programs.

To read the full petition and to sign on click here.

Here’s what you need to know in order to sign the petition.

  1. You must have account to sign the petition but it is very easy to obtain one.
  2. Simply click the ‘Create An Account” button. You will be asked your name and email.
  3. Upon entering that information, you will receive an email from with a link back to the petition.
  4. Once you click that link, your account will be verified and you can sign the petition.

*Note: We have heard from some users that the petition site server can become overwhelmed at times and may not work properly. If this should happen to you, please do not give up but try it again at another time.

The petition needs 25,000 signatures by February 4, 2012 to receive a response so please sign today!

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Ted Wegner is a former member of the Washington Office government relations team.

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