ALA asks advocates to ask their Representatives to sign two “Dear Appropriator” letters: one urging full funding for LSTA and the second for IAL program.
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The government hacking into phones and seizing computers remotely? It’s not the plot of a dystopian blockbuster summer movie. It’s a proposal from an obscure committee that proposes changes to court procedures—and if we do nothing, it will go into effect in December.
Books checked out from a library and terms searched on library computers can reveal a teenager’s questions about sexual orientation, a neighbor’s religious leanings, or a student’s political interests. Libraries across the country, particularly public libraries, make it part of their mission to serve the most vulnerable and underserved user groups, including users who are homeless, unemployed, or recent migrants or refugees.
At Oberlin and elsewhere, a long-established liberal matrix is crumbling beneath a new wave of student activism.
Source: The Big Uneasy – The New Yorker
Let’s hear it for teaching respectful democratic communication strategies!
So whatever happens with the nomination, we respectfully request that Bernie soon organize a broad series of grassroots gatherings where those who have worked so hard for him will get the best possible training and inspiration toward becoming lifelong activists who’ll make a tangible difference in the day-to-day business of saving this planet.