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Twitter Bomb our Representatives

Please share widely…

As Congress continues to work on appropriation bills for FY 2012, we want to make sure they keep school libraries in mind. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted out of committee a bill that included $30 million for literacy, at least half of which must go to school libraries. But the fight for this money is not over.

In order to keep support for school libraries going, we are scheduling another Twitter Bomb for Thursday, Dec. 8, at 3pm EST.

Please tweet the following message at both of your senators and your representative. Below is an example of the tweet directed at Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana:

@DennyRehberg Keep $30 mil for #literacy and school #libraries in this year’s federal funding!

To find out if your Congressional representatives are on Twitter and what their handles are, visit this website:http://classic.tweetcongress.org/officials/states.

If you find that your representative is on twitter, click their image on the left and that link will take you to his/her acct.

 

Once on your representative’s page, click the silhouette icon,  and enter the message in the field below the ‘Follow’ button.

If your representatives aren’t on Twitter yet, please tweet the message out anyway, to keep the echo chamber going.

Our last Twitter Bomb resulted in over 1000 tweets and elicited a response tweet from Sen. Barbara Mikulski indicating her support for school libraries in ESEA. Let’s make this one even bigger.

Please let me know if you have any questions and happy tweeting.

Ted Wegner

Grassroots Coordinator

American Library Association

Washington Office-Office of Government Relations

1615 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., 1st Floor

Washington, DC 20009-2520

Phone: 202-628-8410

Fax: 202-628-8419

twegner@alawash.org

 

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