School Libraries Need Your Help NOW!

March 6, 2015

Federal legislation reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) could have a major impact on school libraries, and Illinois voices need to be heard NOW.  Senator Mark Kirk could play a role in supporting an amendment that would provide dedicated funding for effective school library programs, so please contact him TODAY at 202-224-2854 or Senator Kirk's Chicago office 312-886-3506 and let him know how important those programs are to student success.


Key message:  Ask Sen. Kirk to support an amendment being proposed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to include the principles of S 312 (SKILLS Act) in the ESEA bill in Committee.  The amendment will provide dedicated school library funding.  Call from your home phone and enlist others, especially parents of elementary and secondary school student to call!

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