Advocating From Home During National Library Legislative Day

This post is adapted from an email from ALA’s Washington Office.

Next week, nearly 500 library advocates are heading to Washington, DC to meet with their Senators and Representatives. The American Library Association’s Washington Office has three asks for National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) this year:

  • House & Senate: Reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act (S. 2271)
  • House & Senate: Fully Fund LSTA and IAL for FY 2019
  • House & Senate: Visit a library, see broadband access in action

There are plenty of ways to participate in NLLD from home! Check out the ALA toolkit, which has suggestions for writing your elected officials an email and inviting them to tour your library.

Everyone who registers will receive a reminder next week that prompts them to take action. You will also receive all the talking points you need, along with a link to the livestream taking place on Monday, May 7. Watch the issue briefing live at 9AM EDT, follow along on social via the hashtag #NLLD18, and then take action yourself!

Help us expand the impact of National Library Legislative Day and register to participate today. Already registered? Spread the word and ask your friends, colleagues, and patrons to join.