The coming seven weeks are critical in the fight for library funding. The White House released its FY 2021 budget proposal and - for a fourth time in a row - it intends to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including all funds from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The administration's new budget not only strips funding from IMLS, but it also brushes aside funding for other library-eligible education programs.
ALA has made it easy to email your members of Congress and urge them to publicly oppose cuts to federal library funding. (Only takes a moment!) We are counting on you to send this message to Congress. You can also tweet at your members of Congress about why we must continue to #FundLibraries. Sample tweets are provided for your convenience.