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Public Testimony for Libraries: Wednesday, March 6 at the LOB

Posted By CLC Staff, Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2019

librarians testifying at LOB

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee for Elementary and Secondary Education (the subcommittee that oversees/recommends library appropriations in the CT budget) will be holding public hearings on Wednesday, March 6 beginning at 4:00pm, Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building. There are 4 ways you can advocate for libraries:

  1. IF YOUR LIBRARY OR YOU PERSONALLY are represented by one of the legislators on this committee, please contact them NOW. Explain why it is important to support libraries. Use the CLA Legislative Agenda and CLC information below for talking points. Use specific, moving examples from your own library and/or your own life.
       Elementary & Secondary Education Subcommittee Members with contact info
       Find your legislator & contact info
  2. Submit official written testimony, which will become part of the public record. Testimony should be in a Word or PDF document and emailed to apptestimony@cga.ct.gov. Please reference the hearing date, March 6. Your testimony can cover all of CLA's talking points, or just ones of particular meaning to you. Note that your document will be posted online.
  3. If you are a strong advocate for libraries and are comfortable testifying, please join us March 6 to make your voice heard. Contact CLA at cla@ctlibrarians.org to be added to the list. Be advised that your turn may be any time from 4:00pm until late at night; the order is determined by lottery that day. Prepare your remarks in advance and limit them to 3 minutes. Here are some tips.
  4. Not up for testifying? Attend the public hearing to show your support.

 

 

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