[library-media] FW: Last (?) Call for Help

Loutensock, Georgia Georgia.Loutensock@schools.utah.gov
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 07:31:44 -0700


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Please use this message instead of earlier one (Final Call...).  gml

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From: Sharyl Smith [mailto:sharylsmith@worldnet.att.net]=20
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 7:15 AM
To: Loutensock, Georgia
Subject: Last (?) Call for Help


Greetings!=20
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History:
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Here's what's happened to Representative Tim Cosgrove's one-time only
appropriations request for $4 million for school library books.
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The Education Appropriations Committee, thanks to Rep Cosgrove's motion,
unanimously added the $4 million request for school library books to
their priority list which they sent on to the Executive Appropriations
Committee.
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The Executive Appropriations Committee included our request on their
priority list, adding it as a part of Senate Bill (SB) 5, Amendments to
the Minimum School Program Budget. Senator Howard Stephenson is the
Senate sponsor of SB 5. Representative Margaret Dayton is the House
Floor sponsor.
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The joint leadership of the House and the Senate have included our
request in their priority list. They reduced the amount from $4 million
to $2 million, but the request for school library books has survived so
far.
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What's Next?
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Today (Monday) and tomorrow the Legislature is expected to finalize the
budget. One legislator said that it's still possible that the request
could be reduced or cut out entirely; it's also possible that they could
find a little money to add back in.
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We need to try our best to influence what happens next.=20
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Please email legislators (NOT USING YOUR WORK COMPUTER) just as soon as
you possibly can. Your message doesn't have to be long. (See names and
email addresses of the leadership below.)  I suggest that you email as
many legislators as you like. They will all have a vote.
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The message remains just about the same:
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Please support the one-time only education appropriations funding
request for school library books in Senate Bill 5. Utah's school library
collections urgently need updating.

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Follow this with your own story about why this funding is important to
the students and teachers of your school.=20

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I intend to ask that, if possible, they restore at least some of the
money that was cut from the original request. You might want to mention
that the original request for $4 million would place approximately 166
in each school. The current funding would place approximately 83 books
in each school. Each new book costs approximately $20.52, with a $5.00
processing fee added on to make a book "shelf ready" with a plastic
cover, barcode label, electronic catalog records, etc.

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Please be sure to thank the Senate and House leadership for their
support.=20

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I thank you for your efforts. So far, it's working! Keep going, we're
almost there.

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Sharyl

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Dr. Sharyl G. Smith

Formerly of the USOE=20

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PS I've found that many of the people listed below have been our friends
and worked to promote the request for school library books. When you ask
for their support, please thank them for their efforts to bring the
request this far.

=20

Senate Leadership

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President John Valentine jvalentine@utahsenate.org

Peter Knudson pknudson@utahsenate.org

Dan Eastman deastman@utahsenate.org

Beverly Evans bevevans@ubtanet.com

Mike Dmitrich mdmitrich@utahsenate.org

Ron Allen rallen@ronallen.com

Gene Davis gdavis@utahsenate.org

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House Leadership

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Speaker-of-the House Greg Curtis gcurtis@utah.gov
Jeff Alexander jalexander@utah.gov
Stephen Urquhart surquhart@utah.gov

Ben Ferry bcferry@utah.gov

Ralph Becker rbecker@bearwest.com

Brad King brad.king@ceu.edu

Patricia Jones patjones@utah.gov

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Additional names and email addresses and telephone numbers may be found
at  http://www.le.state.ut.us/. Click on "House" or "Senate" then "House
Roster" or "Senate Roster."

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<FONT face=3DTahoma size=3D2><B>From:</B> Sharyl Smith=20
[mailto:sharylsmith@worldnet.att.net] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Monday, February =
27, 2006=20
7:15 AM<BR><B>To:</B> Loutensock, Georgia<BR><B>Subject:</B> Last (?) =
Call for=20
Help<BR></FONT><BR></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>Greetings! </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><U>History</U>:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>Here's what's happened to Representative Tim =
Cosgrove's=20
one-time only appropriations request for $4 million for school library=20
books.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><STRONG>The Education Appropriations =
Committee</STRONG>,=20
thanks to Rep Cosgrove's motion,&nbsp;unanimously added the $4 million =
request=20
for school library books&nbsp;to their priority list&nbsp;which they=20
sent&nbsp;on to the Executive Appropriations Committee.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><STRONG>The Executive Appropriations Committee=20
</STRONG>included our request&nbsp;on their priority list,&nbsp;adding =
it as a=20
part of Senate Bill (SB) 5, Amendments to the Minimum School Program =
Budget.=20
Senator Howard Stephenson is the&nbsp; Senate sponsor of SB 5. =
Representative=20
Margaret Dayton is the House Floor sponsor.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><STRONG>The joint leadership of the House and =
the=20
Senate</STRONG> have included our request in their priority list. They =
reduced=20
the amount from $4 million to $2 million, but the request for school =
library=20
books has survived <STRONG>so far.</STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><U>What's Next?</U></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><U><FONT face=3DArial></FONT></U>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><STRONG>Today (Monday) and tomorrow </STRONG>the =

Legislature is expected to finalize the budget.&nbsp;One legislator=20
said&nbsp;that <STRONG>it's still possible that the request could be =
reduced or=20
cut out entirely; it's also possible that they could find a little money =
to add=20
back in.</STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><STRONG></STRONG></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>We need to try our best to influence what =
happens next.=20
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>Please email&nbsp;legislators&nbsp;(NOT USING =
YOUR WORK=20
COMPUTER) just as soon as you possibly can. Your message doesn't have to =
be=20
long. (See names and email addresses of the =
leadership&nbsp;below.)&nbsp; I=20
suggest that you email as many legislators as you like. They will all =
have a=20
vote.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>The message remains just about the =
same:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3DArial =
size=3D4>Please=20
support the one-time only education appropriations funding request for =
school=20
library books in Senate Bill 5. Utah's school library collections =
urgently need=20
updating.</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D4></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT =
face=3DArial>Follow this with=20
<STRONG>your own story</STRONG> about why this funding is important to =
the=20
students and teachers of your school. </FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D4></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3DArial>I =
intend to ask=20
that, <STRONG>if possible, they restore at least some of the =
money</STRONG> that=20
was cut from the original request. You might want to mention that the =
original=20
request for $4 million would place approximately 166 in each school. The =
current=20
funding would place approximately 83 books in each school. Each new book =
costs=20
approximately $20.52, with a $5.00 processing fee added on to =
make&nbsp;a book=20
"shelf ready" with a plastic cover, barcode label, electronic catalog =
records,=20
etc.</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT=20
face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT =
face=3DArial>Please be sure=20
to <STRONG>thank the Senate and House leadership</STRONG> for their =
support.=20
</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT=20
face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3DArial>I =
thank you for=20
your efforts. So far, it's working! Keep going, we're almost =
there.</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT=20
face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT=20
face=3DArial>Sharyl</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT=20
face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT =
face=3DArial>Dr. Sharyl G.=20
Smith</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT =
face=3DArial>Formerly of the=20
USOE </FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>PS I've found that many of the people listed below have been =
our friends=20
and worked to promote the request for school library books. When you ask =
for=20
their support, please thank them for their efforts to bring the request =
this=20
far.</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Senate Leadership</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
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size=3D3>President John Valentine </FONT><A=20
title=3Dhttp://mail.yahoo.com/config/login?/ym/Compose?To=3Djvalentine@ut=
ahsenate.org=20
href=3D"" target=3D_blank><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: #003399"><FONT =
face=3D"Times New Roman"=20
size=3D3>jvalentine@utahsenate.org</FONT></SPAN></A></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Peter Knudson </FONT><A=20
title=3Dhttp://mail.yahoo.com/config/login?/ym/Compose?To=3Dpknudson@utah=
senate.org=20
href=3D"" target=3D_blank><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: #003399"><FONT =
face=3D"Times New Roman"=20
size=3D3>pknudson@utahsenate.org</FONT></SPAN></A></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Dan Eastman </FONT><A=20
title=3Dhttp://mail.yahoo.com/config/login?/ym/Compose?To=3Ddeastman@utah=
senate.org=20
href=3D"" target=3D_blank><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: #003399"><FONT =
face=3D"Times New Roman"=20
size=3D3>deastman@utahsenate.org</FONT></SPAN></A></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Beverly Evans </FONT><A title=3Dmailto:bevevans@ubtanet.com =
href=3D""=20
target=3D_blank><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: #003399"><FONT face=3D"Times New =
Roman"=20
size=3D3>bevevans@ubtanet.com</FONT></SPAN></A></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Mike Dmitrich <A =
href=3D"">mdmitrich@utahsenate.org</A></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Ron Allen <A href=3D"">rallen@ronallen.com</A></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Gene Davis <A href=3D"">gdavis@uta</FONT><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>hsenate.org</A></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
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size=3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
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size=3D3>House Leadership</FONT></P>
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size=3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
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size=3D3>Speaker-of-the House Greg Curtis </FONT><A =
title=3Dmailto:gcurtis@utah.gov=20
href=3D""><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman" =
size=3D3>gcurtis@utah.gov</FONT></A><BR><FONT=20
face=3D"Times New Roman" size=3D3>Jeff Alexander </FONT><A=20
title=3Dmailto:jalexander@utah.gov href=3D""><FONT face=3D"Times New =
Roman"=20
size=3D3>jalexander@utah.gov</FONT></A><BR><FONT face=3D"Times New =
Roman"=20
size=3D3>Stephen Urquhart </FONT><A title=3Dmailto:surquhart@utah.gov =
href=3D""><FONT=20
face=3D"Times New Roman" size=3D3>surquhart@utah.gov</FONT></A></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
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size=3D3>Ben Ferry </FONT><A title=3Dmailto:bcferry@utah.gov =
href=3D""><FONT=20
face=3D"Times New Roman" size=3D3>bcferry@utah.gov</FONT></A></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
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size=3D3>Ralph Becker <A href=3D"">rbecker@bearwest.com</A></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Brad King <A href=3D"">brad.king@ceu.edu</A></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=3D"Times =
New Roman"=20
size=3D3>Patricia Jones <A href=3D"">patjones@utah.gov</A></FONT></P>
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size=3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Additional names and =
email=20
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style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN><A =
title=3Dhttp://www.le.state.ut.us/=20
href=3D"">http://www.le.state.ut.us/</A><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>. =
Click on "House"=20
or "Senate" then "House Roster" or "Senate Roster."</FONT></SPAN></P>
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