Senate Finance Hearing on State Library - Time to Take Action

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On Monday, February 6 the Senate Finance Committee will consider agency budgets under Article I – General Government, which includes the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).  TLA will have school, public and academic librarians on hand who will testify to TSLAC’s importance to the library community, the need for adequate funding, and why increasing funding for e-resources and broadband access are so critical.

Please contact your Senators, especially if they are a member of the Finance Committee, and ask them to support education, workforce development and Texas’ knowledge-based economy by supporting the full budget and exceptional items in Senate Bill 1 requested by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Phone calls are the most effective away to communicate with elected officials (Why You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators). If you call the office, ask to speak with the staff person working on Finance and share your information with them. Be sure to introduce yourself as a constituent. Of course, if you are unable to call, please feel free to email or send a letter. The more people from Senators’ districts that communicate with their offices prior to February 6 the better!

Fact sheets on the key budget issues, additional information and tips for contacting your legislators, and a link to find out who represents you in the Texas Senate are available on www.txla.org/take-action. Contact Wendy Woodland, TLA director of communications if you have any questions.

 

Created on Jan 30, 2017 | Last updated January 30, 2017