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Call Your Senator in Support of SKILLS Act

Funding for school libraries is in jeopardy. Across the country, students are attending schools without effective school library programs. Without access to school libraries, students are missing out on college and career readiness programs, digital literacy instruction, and personalized support from state certified school librarians.

 
The Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLS) Act is a bill introduced in the Senate that would ensure that students everywhere have access to a quality school library program. Here’s how you can help move this piece of legislation forward.
 
1. Go the ALA Legislative Action Center by clicking here: SKILLS
 
2. Read over the talking points and type in your zip code to find the phone number for your senator’s office. You can also be connected to your senator’s office by calling the capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121
 
3. Call both senators and ask them to co-sponsor the SKILL Act using the provided talking points and your own stories about why school libraries are so important.
 
4. Fill out the feedback card or email twegner@alawash.org  to describe what you heard.

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