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The Final Stretch: Act Now for School Libraries!

Everyday Advocates, do you have 30 seconds for school libraries?

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Use the resources on the Everyday Advocacy site to help make your voice heard! Photo courtesy of ALSC.

In the same time it takes you to read this post, you can make a lasting difference for school libraries, school librarians, and our nation’s students.

Here’s the low-down:

Last week the House voted in favor of much-needed reforms to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), but we’re not there yet. Now it’s time to ask your U.S. Senators to do the same.

Ask your U.S. Senators today to vote “Yes!” on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference Report.

The Senate vote is scheduled for Wednesday morning, December 9. Call, tweet, or e-mail your U.S. Senators today and ask for their “Yes!” votes on this critical legislation that includes school libraries in many important ways.

Visit the ALA Legislative Action Center for detailed instructions on how you can reach your U.S. Senators with this critical message. Then spread the word and ask everyone you know to do the same.

Want to learn more about the history of ESEA and ESSA? District Dispatch, the official blog of the ALA Washington Office, has all the background.

Calling, tweeting, or e-mailing your U.S. Senators and asking for their “Yes!” votes is Everyday Advocacy in action!

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