Monday, March 12, 2012

LSTA House of Representatives Signature Deadline March 14

From ALA :

Good Morning,

Last week we sent out two action alerts regarding a few important  “Dear Colleague” letters making rounds in the U.S. House and Senate.

In the House, we still need many more Members of Congress to sign the letter supporting funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in FY13. The deadline for signatures is this Wednesday, March 14. LSTA is the primary source of funding for libraries in the federal budget and helps many libraries provide crucial services.

For more information on how your Representative can sign on and talking points, visit the Legislative Action Center. For many Members of Congress, all it takes is one call from a constituent to get them to sign on. Unfortunately, many of them have not even heard from one constituent. Please change that today!

To date, 17 Representatives have signed the LSTA letter. They are listed below:

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)
Rep. Gregorio Sablan (D-CNMI)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Gerald McNerney (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)
Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA)
Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-CA)
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH)
Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-MA)
Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR)
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)

 If your Representative appears on the above list, please thank them for supporting LSTA. If not, please call today as the deadline is rapidly approaching.

Two “Dear Colleague” letters that support libraries are still being passed through the Senate as well. Please call your senators  before  March 26 to ask them to sign on. For more information on those  letters,  visit the Legislative Action Center.

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