Statehouse Updates
April 14, 2017
Write your letter by April 28 
Let us deliver it on May 2 in Washington, D.C. 
Indiana Library Federation (ILF) is collecting letters to share with our members of Congress about the value of InfoExpress, Evergreen, SRCS, Talking Books, summer reading support and other services from the Indiana State Library. Each of these critical services is supported by the LSTA grant, which is targeted for elimination under the president's proposed budget.

We would like to have l etters from libraries, staff, volunteers, patrons and supporters to deliver in Washington, D.C. when at least six of us will be meeting with members of Congress and/or their staff on May 2. View our draft letter with suggestionsEmail Lucinda your letter (customized, on letterhead and signed) or a request for help in customizing your letter with specific examples from your community. DEADLINE: April 28.
The final week of Indiana General Assembly: roads, pre-K, taxes and the 2-year state budget 
This is last week of the session, when the final amount to support internet connectivity for libraries and schools will be decided. If you have not shared the value of internet connectivity with your state legislator, call or email them Monday-Wednesday, 4/17-4/19. The budget will probably be finalized by Thursday. See tips

Thanks to our Legislative Advocates at Bose Public Affairs, we will continue to provide you:
  • Legislative Update from Bose - includes an overview of the prior week of the session. (archived Bose Reports at bottom of linked page)

  • Bill Tracking List - Note that this is a  list of bills that may relate to our ILF Policy Priorities and for bills that are still alive. We will provide a separate action alert with key facts or talking points when appropriate.