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  1. 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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          • Using the Media for Library Advocacy


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            The media can be a powerful ally in promoting your library’s cause. In this video we look at options for finding media outlets, building relationships with reporters, identifying a hook for…

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            • Legislative Action Center (tutorial)


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              Stephanie Vance, the advocacy guru outlines the simple process of using the American Library Association Washington Office's Legislative Action Center to advocate for libraries.

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              • Making the Call: How to talk to your members of Congress


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                Congress needs to hear from you TODAY about funding for LSTA, LSL, etc. This brief video explains the specific asks and what you need to do to ensure continued funding for these critical programs…

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                • What Congress has in Store for Libraries Through 2009


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                  Kristin Murphy (ALA Washington Office) and Stephanie Vance (Advocacy Guru), offer insights into the end-of-the-year legislative madness in Washington, DC. Although you’ve heard a great deal…

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                  • Libraries, Advocacy and Social Media


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                    Dr. Curtis Rogers (South Carolina State Library), Kristin Murphy (ALA Washington Office) and Stephanie Vance (Advocacy Guru) on how libraries can use social media techniques to capture the attention…

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                    • Get Legislators in Your Library


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                      One of the best ways to get legislators to listen (and, more importantly--support you) is to show them what your library does to benefit the community. Believe it or not, members of Congress still…

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                      • Cracking the Congressional Code


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                        Stephanie Vance and Kristin Murphy provide a guide for congressional procedure and terminology.

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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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