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Mark Your Calendars for MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day

To most, organizing a cohesive, state-level lobbying effort seems a daunting - even herculean - task. Advocacy of this sort requires a healthy budget, substantial time and labor, and reams of insider knowledge on the legislative process. Or does it?

On March 6, MLA and MEMO are bringing together library patrons, volunteers, staff and trustees from throughout Minnesota on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul to show support and raise awareness for issues facing Minnesota libraries. For library Friends, this is the perfect introduction to the world of lobbying.

Goals for 2013’s “Minnesota Library Legislative Day” include securing funding for library facilities and services in all corners of the state and advocating for intellectual freedom in public libraries.

Click here to preview the MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Platform. Click here for more information on the day’s itinerary, and to pre-register.

For more information:

  • Click here to learn more about MLA’s year-round slate of legislative activities.
  • If you’re feeling inspired, click here for a crash course on National Library Legislative Day. This year’s national event is scheduled for May 7-8.