Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Activist Alert!

Ask Your Senators to Support Library Amendment to Immigration Bill

This week the Senate is considering S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (commonly referred to as the immigration bill).
Sometime this week, Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) will offer amendment #1223 to the bill, a library amendment.
Sen. Reed's amendment specifies that public libraries will be an eligible entity for funding for English language instruction and civics education. It also would add the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to the Task Force on New Americans.
Please call both your senators today and ask them to support Sen. Reed's amendment #1223, the library amendment. Libraries play a crucial role in assisting immigrant populations and they need to be a part of immigration reform.
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