[Library Media] Fwd: Speak up for teens & libraries by Dec. 2!

Michelle Miles michelle.miles at jordandistrict.org
Mon Nov 30 14:52:20 MST 2015


Since this concerns a lot of us -- or really all of us, I wanted to make
sure that everyone had a chance to make their voice heard.   Support school
libraries, and send this one to everyone you know who will care enough to
contact their representatives.

Thanks

Michelle Miles
UELMA President.

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From: Teen Read Week <mail at teenreadweek.ning.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM
Subject: Speak up for teens & libraries by Dec. 2!
To: "michelle.miles at jordandistrict.org" <michelle.miles at jordandistrict.org>


The final language of the federal education bill
<http://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/every_student_succeeds_act_-_conference_report.pdf>
(the Every Student Succeeds Act) was released today and school libraries
are included in many important ways. But, since the bill is not final until
it’s voted on, it’s imperative that library staff and advocates contact
their Representative in the House before the House vote happens, most
likely on Wed., Dec. 2nd.

*How you can help*

   1. Call, email or Tweet your Representative to let them know how
   essential this bill is to our children’s education and futures.  To find
   out who your rep is & what their contact information is, visit
   http://cqrcengage.com/ala/home & type in your zip code in the box on the
   right side of the page
   2. Contact absolutely everyone you know, ask them to do the same thing
   and share the above link and these sample messages with them:

*Messaging for a phone call to your rep’s office:*

I’m calling to ask Representative [insert Representative’s name] to vote
yes on the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report.  It includes
critical language about effective school library programs and their
critical role in helping students succeed in school and prepare for 21st
century careers.  Thank you!

*Messaging for an email:*

Dear Representative [insert Representative’s name]:

As you know, the vote for the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report
is scheduled for later this week.  I would like to take this opportunity to
encourage you to vote YES on the document as it was released on Nov. 30th,
because it includes critical language about effective school library
programs and their vital role in helping students succeed in school and
prepare for 21st century careers.  Thank you for supporting our nation’s
youth by voting in favor of this Report.  If you are ever in need of a
venue for an event, or would like to visit a library to see how we are
helping young people achieve more in school and prepare for tomorrow’s work
force, you are more than welcome to visit my library.

Sincerely,

[insert your name & contact info]

*Messaging for a Tweet*

[insert Representative’s Twitter handle] vote yes on the #ESEA conference
report as released on 11/30! It incl key wording about the vital role of
#SchoolLibraries



Thank you!

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