Library of Congress; photo credit: USCapitol
The proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2018 includes massive cuts to library program budgets. But Congress must approve the budget, so there is still time to save funding. Today is National Library Legislative Day, so this week is the perfect time to take action! Here’s what you can do:
- Tell us why you care about libraries by writing on the library’s chalkboard (located near the computer lab).
- Sign up to be a library advocate to stay informed about library legislative issues.
- Contact the Illinois Senators (Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth) by email, phone, and/or Twitter to ask them to support library funding.
If you’ve ever used the PSC Library (or any library for that matter!), visited a museum, or simply believe that credible information should be available to all, then this issue directly affects you. Show that you care by taking action! (And if you’d like to learn more about the civic process, check out the library’s Political Science guide.)