CLA 2017 Day in the District
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It's time for Day in the District!
“Day in the District” is an effective way to build relationships with your legislator(s) by concentrating your time with the legislator in his or her district office, rather than at the busy State Capitol. Developing relationships with new legislators and bolstering your relationship with continuing legislators is incredibly important for the success of CLA’s advocacy platform.
SCA 3 – Dodd
Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has introduced SCA 3, which seeks to lower the local voter threshold for library construction bonds from the current two-thirds vote to a 55% vote. CLA is the official sponsor of SCA 3 and we will be actively working to secure passage of the legislation in the legislature.
The Governor’s 2017-18 State Budget does not include any new increases for library funding however, more funding is need to continue the effort to connect public libraries to the high-speed, broadband backbone operated for Education Network Initiates in California (CENIC).
Demonstrate that last year’s one time $3 Million funding for digital delivery and innovation expanded digital services benefitting all library patrons.
More information on these issues and tips and hints on creating effective legislative meetings are below Under “Materials” and “Helpful Links”.
Once you have met with your Assembly Member(s) and Senator(s), simply email the CLA Legislative Committee letting us know whom you met with. In addition, please feel free to include any information about your meetings that you think is relevant.
Thank you and happy advocating!!
Helen McAlary, President Jennifer Addington, Chair
California Library Association CLA Legislative & Advocacy Committee