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  1. Make a Difference for Libraries in D.C. (Really, it’s Possible)

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    What happens in D.C. doesn’t stay in D.C.!! Every day and in every way, libraries of all shapes and sizes are impacted by what Congress does (or does not) do. Issues under discussion today…

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    • The 113th Congress and the Library Community

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      Get the webinar slides at: http://wp.me/p1zex0-2As Pundits and politicians from both parties agree that while the 112th Congress may have averted an immediate plunge over the fiscal cliff through…

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      • Election Update and Connecting with the New Congress

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        Curious about what happened on Election Day 2012? Wondering what library issues the 113th Congress might consider? Just wanting to figure out who the new members of Congress are (and how to influence…

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        • Making the Election Connection

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          The campaign season is in full swing and it’s time to think about making a difference at the polls. Believe it or not, library leaders can legally and ethically encourage engagement in the…

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          • Library Advocacy Text Alerts

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            Last week, we sent out our first action alert using our new advocacy tool, Mobile Commons. This was an exciting first step because it was our first time using mobile technology with our network of…

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            • 10 Quick and Painless Steps to Effective Advocacy for Libraries

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              You’ve probably heard that big budget and policy changes are afoot in Washington, DC – and perhaps that constituent voices are more important than ever. In fact, advocacy is the buzz…

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              • They’ve Got to See it to Believe It: Getting Decision Makers Into Your Library

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                In-person visits are critical for effective influence on politicians, particularly in an election year. With the last three months of the election season (phew!) around the corner, now is the time…

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                • Funding Cuts Got You Down? 10 Insider Tactics for Impacting the Funding Debate (for the Better!)

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                  Are you dealing with funding cuts in your community? At your school? Are you frustrated with council members, legislators, administrators and others who do not understand the value you bring to the…

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                  • The Legislative Process and You: How it Works and How to Make a Difference

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                    Anyone who remembers Schoolhouse Rock’s “How a Bill Becomes a Law” knows that the process is long, arduous and frustrating. That’s the bad news. The good news is that library…

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                    • The One Thing That ALWAYS Works in Getting Policymakers to Listen

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                      We reveal the secrets to getting policymakers at all levels – whether your local city councilperson, a state legislator or a member of the U.S. Congress – to take libraries seriously.…

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                      • Libraries and the Elections: How You Can be Involved and Make a Difference

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                        You may have heard that there’s a midterm election coming up in November. In this ALA Washington office webinar we look at what library supporters can legally, ethically and effectively do…

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                        • How One Advocacy Action Per Month Can Change the World

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                          In this session, we look at one simple action you can take each month to get elected officials not only to understand library issues, but to actually do something about them.

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