From the DuPage Library System
This week the U.S. House of Representatives will consider an amendment to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution that would eliminate all Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funding including Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding.
Email via Capwiz or call your representative at 202/224-3121 today and tell him or her to oppose Amendment #35 to the Continuing Resolution!
Sample message to cut and paste:
Please OPPOSE Amendment #35 of the FY2011 Continuing Resolution, submitted by U.S. Rep. Scott Garret (R-NJ), which seeks to ZERO out the Institute of Museum and Library Services, eliminating all federal funding specifically for libraries.
Libraries are essential to every community, and federal funding is critical for ensuring library resources and services remain available to your constituents.
LSTA supports all kinds of libraries including school, academic, and public libraries. Public libraries are the primary source of no-fee access to the Internet and are active in assisting the public with online job searches, e-government services, and lifelong learning.
Please OPPOSE Amendment #35 of the FY2011 Continuing Resolution!
Thank you for making a phone call or sending an email message to your U.S. Representative regarding critical funding for libraries.