Speak Up!

JUNE 2017: 

We need you to call, write or meet with your legislators NOW. It is very important that they hear loud and clear from the library community what these cuts would mean to libraries and library service to the residents of Connecticut.

Urge them to vote for a budget that makes library services whole including funding for Cooperative Library Service Units (CLC), the Statewide Digital Library (researchIT), Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service (deliverIT) and Connecticard payments (borrowIT).  Help them understand how these cuts impact your library and library services across the state. Although the Governor’s plan is an interim plan, we need to make sure this elimination of funding does not become permanent.  


 

There are many ways to get involved in advocacy for your library. By contacting your own legislators, you can make your voice heard. You can also encourage friends, family, coworkers and patrons to get involved, as well. Learn about the issues facing libraries and their patrons, then get in touch with your legislators and let them know what is important to you. Then inform others and encourage them to take action, too.

CLA is using the Engage interface through ALA to mobilize action for Connecticut libraries. At the site, you can enter your address or zip code to target your local reps, as well as the governor. Click on the blue "Take Action" button to begin. 

Click here to go to the Engage site sign up to be an advocate for Connecticut libraries, and begin the process of contacting your elected representatives! 

Find your legislators here - this is another link that you can use to find your legislators

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