Advocate for libraries virtually: Library Legislative Day

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From the ALA Washington office:

This week marks the 40th Annual National Library Legislative Day. Hundreds of library supporters from all across the country will convene in Washington DC where they will be briefed on legislative issues affecting libraries and will meet with their legislators to discuss them.

Even if you can’t make it to DC, you can still advocate for libraries by calling or emailing Congress as part of Virtual Library Legislative Day (VLLD). All week long (May 5-9), library supporters can let their legislators know just how important our nation’s libraries are to the communities they serve.

This is an especially important time to speak up for libraries as Congress continues to make cuts that impact libraries. Here’s how to participate in Virtual Library Legislative Day:

Email Congress

To email your legislators, see the alert page and edit the message already started for you.

Call Congress

To call your Members of Congress, go to the VLLD alertat the Legislative Action Center (LAC). After reading the issue briefs, head back to the LAC homepage and enter your information into the “Find your Officials” box.

For more information, head to the official VLLD page sponsored by United for Libraries, ALA Chapter Relations Office, ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

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