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02.28.11 Call to Action

DAY 50 OF THE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY FUNDING CRISIS 

Deborah Doyle, CLA Legislative & Advocacy Chair  

DON'T STOP!
 
Your letters, faxes, calls and emails are working! State officials have been listening, but they must hear from you TODAY!  Call or fax first thing this morning!
 
As you read late Friday, the Budget Conference Committee must approve at least some funding for California Library Services Act, the State literacy program, and the Public Library Foundation or these three programs will be eliminated as per the Governor’s Budget proposal.
 
The Committee will be making their decision this week. Call, write and fax THIS MORNING!
 
Urge members to support the Assembly's version of the budget that includes library funding for these critical state library programs. Remind them that the loss of these programs will seriously damage our libraries, our communities and our state. Elimination of these funds will jeopardize California's federal library funding for years to come.
 
During the hearing, a representative from the Department of Finance commented, “In tough times, we can’t afford to supplement library services.” Committee members must hear from you that California cannot afford NOT to fund these programs!
 
Encourage your community members to speak out.

CALL TO ACTION: CALL and FAX between 9 and noon TODAY!

THE CONTACT INFORMATION:

Assembly Conferees

The Honorable Bob Blumenfield
Chair, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 6026
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2040
Fax: (916) 319-2140

The Honorable Felipe Fuentes
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2039
Fax: (916) 319-2139

The Honorable Diane Harkey
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 6027
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2073
Fax: (916) 319-2173

The Honorable Jim Nielsen
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 6031
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2002
Fax: (916) 319-2102

The Honorable Nancy Skinner
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 4126
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2014
Fax: (916) 319-2114

Senate Conferees

The Honorable Mark Leno
Co-Chair, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 5100
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4003
Fax: (916) 445-4722

The Honorable Bill Emmerson
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 4082
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4037
Fax: (916) 327-2187 

The Honorable Bob Huff
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 5097
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4029
Fax: (916) 324-0922

The Honorable Alan Lowenthal
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 2032
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4027
Fax: (916) 327-9113

The Honorable Gloria Negrete McLeod
Member, Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol, Room 4061
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4032
Fax: (916) 445-0128

 

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