We are asking all library supporters to contact their U.S. Senators regarding the Jobs for Main Street Act, also known as the “Jobs Bill.”
The current draft of the Senate’s $80 billion Jobs for Main Street Act does NOT include library workers. The bill does include $20.5 billion for “Creating Jobs that Provide Public Services” which includes billions for some jobs but not a cent for library workers.
We know that libraries provide critical services to their communities. (Did you know that libraries are the only source of no-fee Internet access for 71 percent of Americans?) We know that library workers are an important part of public sector employees.
As soon as possible, we ask each of you to:
1. Call or email a personal message to your U.S. Senators. If you can do this every day until we are successful – so much the better;
2. Ask your friends, family, colleagues, and community groups to contact their senators as well.
Call the U.S. Capital switchboard ASAP at 202.224.3121. For email addresses and other contact information go to http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
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