Sunday, June 8, 2014

ACTION ALERT: Letters to the Governor Needed to Protect $5 Million Library Funding

Action Alert
Letters to the Governor
Needed to Protect $5 Million Library Funding in Budget
CLA News From the Capitol:
6.06.2014 by Mike Dillon & Christina DiCaro  [ Full Text ]

The legislature has until Sunday, June 15th, the constitutional deadline, to send the Governor the Budget bill.

The Governor has until July 1 to sign the 2014-15 Budget into law.
He also has the authority to “blue pencil” (reduce or eliminate) certain provisions of the Budget.

Please take a minute today to write a letter to Governor Brown, encouraging him to support and leave intact the $5 million for Budget items:
6120-211-0001 - $4 million for the California Library Services Act
6120-213-0001 - $1 million for the California Library Literacy program

In your letters please stress how your libraries are busier than ever, but the devastating cuts of the past hinder your ability to provide certain services.  With the economy making a modest recovery, now is the time to invest in communities by returning critical financial state resources to the public libraries.

Address your letters to:
The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Governor, State of California
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA.  95814

You may also fax your letters to the Governor’s office:  (916) 558-3160
Thank you for your help.  READ Full Text

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