On Wednesday, October 14, AALL held a free online advocacy training session, Join AALL’s Advocacy Team: How to Deliver Our Message, with Director of Government Relations Mary Alice Baish, Advocacy Communications Assistant Emily Feldman, and “Advocacy Guru” Stephanie Vance. Thanks to all of you who made our Webinar a success! Webinar resources are now available in AALL’s Advocacy Toolkit and the recorded Webinar will soon be available on AALL2go.
As we explained during the Webinar, we need your help to urge your senators and representatives to support legislation in the Senate (S. Res. 118) and House (H.R. 3762) that would provide the public with free online access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.
In the Senate, we need you to put pressure on Sen. Schumer (D-NY), Chairman of the Rules and Administration Committee, to bring S. Res. 118 before the committee immediately. In the House, we need your help in getting additional co-sponsors for H.R. 3762.
We have issued an Action Alert that makes it easy for you to write to your members of Congress. The Alert includes our specific asks, sample emails, and links to the Webmail forms of your members of Congress so that you can start writing an email with just a click of your mouse.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to write to your members of Congress. With your help, we can keep the momentum going on this important issue.
Mary Alice Baish and Emily Feldman