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02.27.12 Call to Action
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2.27.12 Call to Action

 

California Library Association Legislative Alert

 

Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget for FY 12/13 has no money for public libraries. We’re asking the State Legislature to restore $15.2 million in funding.
 
You can help:
 
· Register today to receive legislative alerts at http://www.capwiz.com/ala/ca/mlm/signup/
 
 
· Mail or fax letters NOW to the members of the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Education Finance and other key legislators listed at http://www.cla-net.affiniscape.com/associations/12147/files/Key%20Legislative%20Contacts%20Budget%20Cuts%20012011.pdf.
 
 
 
 
· Go with other library advocates to visit your state legislators in their district offices during the months of March and April. You will receive another message soon with a link to the CLA member who is CLA’s legislative contact for each legislator responsible for making appointments. You can contact that person to learn the time and place of the appointment. Talking points for those meetings are on the CLA website at http://www.cla-net.org/associations/12147/files/2012%20Legislative%20Talking%20Points.doc. Be sure to add what the impact on your community is of losing all state funds for libraries and the double whammy of losing federal funds because of lacking the required matching funds.
 
Act today – You can make a Difference and Save State Funding for Public Libraries!