Advocacy Alerts and News

Advocacy happens everyday.

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Action Alerts 

Review the 2021 State Sessions Calendar
*Information current as of October 6, 2020.

Tell your members of Congress to support library stabilization
Libraries are being left behind in Congress’s pandemic response.  When libraries are left behind, our communities are left behind.  We need you to take action and urge Congress to provide emergency relief for libraries.

Read a blog post by FiscalNote: How COVID-19 is Affecting State Budgets & 2020 Elections

Libraries across the country need support to respond to and recover from COVID-19. Library Funding Recovery Request

For the FY2021 Funding Documents and info used for advocating, click here.

 


Open Access Journals

 

The Political Librarian; v.4 iss.2
“Million and Bossaller seek to address gaps in the research on political activity and lobbying of state library associations. Their findings provide a compelling if somewhat unsettling picture of challenges faced by state library associations as they seek to influence often uninformed policy makers. Million and Bossaller’s argument that state associations need to move from re-active to pro-active lobbying strategies is a compelling one” – EveryLibrary Institute


Want to be part of the Action?

Contact Michelle Hughes (michelle.hughes at lib.de.us) to find out how!  We’d love to have you part of the team!  Find out how to get involved with Delaware library advocacy efforts, our local state legislative day and the 2021 National Library Legislative Day ongoing efforts and special events.