- From: Diedre Conkling
- To: "Kristin Murphy, American Library Association"
, SRRTAC-L , ALA Council , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: [alacoun] Re: [srrtac-l] Re: Please Attend a Town Hall Meeting Near You!
- Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:05:35 -0700
Al is very correct in stating this and I wish I had thought of it. I also hope that we can bring up the universal health care issue and the fact that it is supported by ALA at the town hall meetings. This is why it was important that we pass the resolution this summer - so that we would have a clear and updated message to share with our Senators and Representatives this summer.
If you can't make it to a town hall meeting then please call, write, and/or email your Senators and Representatives about health care and library funding.
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Al Kagan <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Ms. Murphy,Since you mention health care, remember that the ALA Council has again just passed a resolution in favor on universal health care, Council Document #54. I ask that you include that information in your messages immediately since the fate of health care will be decided very soon. ALA first endorsed single-payer health care in 2006. The current resolution states that ALA "Reaffirms its support for affordable universal health care program, including the option of single payer health care program."Please don't ignore the Council.Al KaganSRRT Councilor, 1999-2009On Aug 7, 2009, at 1:07 PM, Kristin Murphy, American Library Association wrote:
This month, Congress has adjourned for a district work period, enabling them to meet with constituents and discuss critical issues facing our country.Lately, Congress has focused much of its attention to health care, and House and Senate leadership have encouraged members to hold town hall meetings to discuss this topic as well as other important issues. During these public meetings, elected officials want to hear about what matters most to the community. Thus, town hall meetings are the ideal venue for sharing specific stories about the valuable resources libraries are providing to constituents - at no cost for usage and a minimal cost to taxpayers - and the need to invest more federal funding in these critical community institutions.Your legislator is hosting a town hall meeting in your area within the next few weeks, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to publicly tell your elected official about the services your local libraries are providing to his or her constituents and to ask what they will do to support our nation's libraries. As an added benefit, sharing this information will not only inform your elected official but also the individuals attending the meeting who may not know about the many resources and services a 21st century library offers.If you are able to attend, the ALA Washington Office has resources for you to use. Please contact Kristin Murphy by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (800.941.8478) and she will walk you through the town hall meeting process and provide you with talking points and any additional materials you may need.
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