Action Alert! Virtual Library Legislative Day, May 10, 2011

Can’t make it to Washington, DC for the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 10th?  Then participate in Virtual Library Legislative Day and be a part of the advocacy effort!  Just call and/or e-mail your representatives in Congress on May 10th, or any time the week of May 9th – May 13th.

By contacting your elected officials in Washington, DC and asking them to vote for libraries, you can make a difference. Just five minutes of your time will help support and strengthen the efforts of the library supporters in Washington, DC.

Need some help?  Here are two places to start:

  • Legislative Action Center: Capwiz – Use this online tool to identify your elected officials.  This video tutorial may help, if you have never used the Legislative Action Center before.
  • Talking Points – Talking points will be posted on the website of the ALA’s Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) as the event draws closer.

Spread the word!  Please share this opportunity to voice support for libraries to your Friends group members, Board of Trustees, library staff, patrons, and community at large. Here are two ways to help promote the event:

  • Promotional Bookmark & Flyer – The ALA Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) has provided a reproducible bookmark and flyer to help spread the word.
  •  Promote on Facebook – You can promote the event  on Facebook, RSVP and share this event on your Facebook page.

Virtual Library Legislative Day is sponsored by the ALA Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), the ALA Washington Office, ALA Chapter Relations, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.

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