[library-media] Second ALERT

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ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline Volume =
12,
Number 79 September 10, 2003

In This Issue: SECOND ACTION ALERT Call your Senators Today on the

Reed Amendment!

As we stated in the September 3, v. 12, No. 78 ALAWON,

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has submitted his amendment to increase funds =
for
libraries to the Appropriations Committee leadership. The amendment is =
on
the floor TODAY and will need 60 votes to pass. The Senate is still =
debating
the FY2004 Labor HHS and Education Appropriations bill and may continue =
this
entire week.

CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY. Capitol Switchboard number is 202-224-3121.

Reed's amendment will:

1. Fully fund the new formula for LSTA, increasing the amount of funds =
going
to EVERY STATE by $340,000. 2. Replace the funds for Native Americans =
and
Native Hawaiians in LSTA 3. Bring funding for school libraries to the
President's request of $27.5 million for Improving Literacy Through =
School
Libraries

In FY03, the Department of Education received over 800 applications from
school districts for school library grants, they will have the resources =
for
only about 70 grants! This program NEEDS MORE MONEY.

Call your Senator's Washington office today, ask them to co-sponsor the =
Reed
amendment and to vote for Reed's library amendment to the Labor, HHS,
Education Appropriations bill.=20

Points of Persuasion: In the President's Statement of Administration =
Policy
(SAP) on S. 1356, the Labor HHS Education Appropriations bill, dated
September 2, the Administration urged the Senate to provide the full =
request
(President's request was $27.5 million) for Literacy Through School
Libraries.

The Committee for Education Funding, a coalition of over 110 education =
and
education related groups sent a letter to the Senate supporting the Reed
amendment as well as many other amendments that would increase funds for
education.

Thank you in advance for your help.=20

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<P>ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline =
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Number 79 September 10, 2003</P>
<P>In This Issue: SECOND ACTION ALERT Call your Senators Today on =
the</P>
<P>Reed Amendment!</P>
<P>As we stated in the September 3, v. 12, No. 78 ALAWON,</P>
<P>Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has submitted his amendment to increase =
funds for=20
libraries to the Appropriations Committee leadership. The amendment is =
on the=20
floor TODAY and will need 60 votes to pass. The Senate is still debating =
the=20
FY2004 Labor HHS and Education Appropriations bill and may continue this =
entire=20
week.</P>
<P>CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY. Capitol Switchboard number is =
202-224-3121.</P>
<P>Reed's amendment will:</P>
<P>1. Fully fund the new formula for LSTA, increasing the amount of =
funds going=20
to EVERY STATE by $340,000. 2. Replace the funds for Native Americans =
and Native=20
Hawaiians in LSTA 3. Bring funding for school libraries to the =
President's=20
request of $27.5 million for Improving Literacy Through School =
Libraries</P>
<P>In FY03, the Department of Education received over 800 applications =
from=20
school districts for school library grants, they will have the resources =
for=20
only about 70 grants! This program NEEDS MORE MONEY.</P>
<P>Call your Senator's Washington office today, ask them to co-sponsor =
the Reed=20
amendment and to vote for Reed's library amendment to the Labor, HHS, =
Education=20
Appropriations bill. </P>
<P>Points of Persuasion: In the President's Statement of Administration =
Policy=20
(SAP) on S. 1356, the Labor HHS Education Appropriations bill, dated =
September=20
2, the Administration urged the Senate to provide the full request =
(President's=20
request was $27.5 million) for Literacy Through School Libraries.</P>
<P>The Committee for Education Funding, a coalition of over 110 =
education and=20
education related groups sent a letter to the Senate supporting the Reed =

amendment as well as many other amendments that would increase funds for =

education.</P>
<P>Thank you in advance for your help. </P>
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<P>ALAWON (ISSN 1069-7799) is a free, irregular publication of the =
American=20
Library Association Washington Office. All materials subject to =
copyright by the=20
American Library Association may be reprinted or redistributed for =
noncommercial=20
purposes with appropriate credits.</P>
<P>To subscribe to ALAWON, send the message: subscribe ala-wo =
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href=3D"http://www.ala.org/washoff"><U><FONT=20
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Director:=20
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Director;=20
Camille Bowman, Mary Costabile, Don Essex, Patrice McDermott and Miriam =
Nisbet.=20
Office for Information Technology Policy: Rick Weingarten, Director; =
Kathy=20
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