Thursday, June 9, 2011

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Ask Your Senators to Sign Library Funding Letter

Twenty One Senators Have Signed the Library Funding Letter
More Signatures Needed

The deadline to sign the letter written by Senators Jack Reed and Olympia Snowe in support of federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Improving Literacy Through School Libraries has been extended to Friday, June 10. 

Libraries experienced major cuts at all levels in fiscal year 2011. School and public libraries cannot continue to provide essential services without increased funding in fiscal year 2012. 

The following lists the senators who have signed the letter. If your senators are not on this list, please call them at (202) 224-3121. When they agree to sign the letter, please ask them to  contact Elyse Wasch in Senator Reed’s office if they are Democrats or Matthew Hussey in Senator Snowe’s office if they are Republicans. THANK YOU!

Reed – RI
Snowe – ME
Levin – MI
Rockefeller – WV
Leahy – VT
Udall, Tom – NM
Schumer – NY
Boxer – CA
Akaka – HI
Whitehouse – RI
Gillibrand – NY
Johnson, Tim – SD
Shaheen – NH
Sanders – VT
Lautenberg – NJ
Mikulski – MD
Kerry – MA
Cardin – MD
Kohl – WI
Menendez – NJ
Durbin - IL