Later this afternoon, law librarians from Washington, DC and the surrounding area will head to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress as part of AALL’s first-ever Local Advocate Lobby Day. Participants will discuss a number of issues relevant to law librarianship, including funding for the Government Printing Office and Library of Congress, access to government information, and privacy.
You can help to magnify the impact of these meetings and expand AALL’s influence in Congress by participating in our Virtual Lobby Day. Visit our Legislative Action Center to take action on our priority issues. You’ll find sample letters that you can easily customize and send to your members of Congress with a click of a button.
Want more information on our issues? The Government Relations Committee (GRC) recently released a number of new Advocacy One-Pagers on key legislation like the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments of 2013, Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act, and Library of Congress Funding for Fiscal Year 2014. We’ve also created Lobby Day talking points to help you craft your message.
We hope you will take a few minutes today to advocate for yourself, your profession, and your patrons. Thanks for all that you do to raise the profile of AALL and law librarians everywhere.