|Current Legislative Priorities|
CLA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES 2020
Presented by the Advocacy & Legislative Committee to further the mission of California libraries
The California Library Association Executive Board works with the CLA Advocacy & Legislative Committee, CLA lobbyists and association members to make a difference for California libraries and the communities they serve, working primarily at the state level; some support is offered for local and national advocacy. CLA is a non-partisan organization.
CLA supports local libraries and their advocates in building strong relationships with communities, legislators and leaders through Day in the District and other outreach.
CLA actively advocates for:
● Infrastructure Needs of California Libraries
● Equitable Access to Library and Information Services including:
○ Broadband Equity for California Communities
● Library participation/representation in statewide initiatives for:
○ Early Education
● California State Library Funding and Budget Enhancements
CLA generally supports the positions taken by the American Library Association in other key action areas, including:
● Intellectual Freedom
● Census 2020
● Net Neutrality
CLA also monitors all state legislation that may impact items on the above list or that are identified as having an impact on libraries, library funding and/or library staff.
Approved and adopted by the CLA Executive Board on October 26, 2019