Advocacy Alert! Ask Your Rep to sign LSTA & IAL letters to #FundLibraries

For the fourth year in a row, the White House budget proposal for FY21 proposed the elimination of the federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. Last year, advocacy efforts helped to restore this funding. We need your advocacy to make that happen again!

Please reach out to your Representative and ask him to sign the Dear Appropriator letter in support of full funding for the LSTA and IAL program. Visit Engage to find more information and talking points, and to email your Representative.

For your reference, here are the MD Congressmen who have previously supported LSTA and/or IAL by signing Dear Appropriator letters and in which of the previous 3 years:

  • Rep Brown (LSTA: FY18-FY20; IAL: FY18 & FY20)
  • Rep Raskin (LSTA & IAL: FY18-FY20)
  • Rep Ruppersberger (LSTA: FY19-FY20; IAL: FY20; as a member of the Appropriations Committee, he has also included this in his list of priorities)
  • Rep Sarbanes (LSTA & IAL: FY18-FY20)\

Thanks in advance for your advocacy efforts!

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