Call to Support IMLS

Our representatives need to hear from us. Email is great but calling is even better! Please take a few minutes and call Congress and let them know that you would like to see IMLS reinstated in the Federal Budget.

Hello, my name is (Insert Name) from (Insert Neighborhood/ZIP) calling with a message for (Insert Representative).  I wanted to discuss the administration's budget proposal and voice my opposition to the elimination of successful programs such as the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  While our libraries don't receive their operating funds through the federal government, organizations such as the IMLS, and the grants they provide, make it possible for libraries to undertake projects which directly impact and ...

Hello, my name is (Insert Name) from (Insert Neighborhood/ZIP) calling with a message for (Insert Representative).  I wanted to discuss the administration's budget proposal and voice my opposition to the elimination of successful programs such as the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  While our libraries don't receive their operating funds through the federal government, organizations such as the IMLS, and the grants they provide, make it possible for libraries to undertake projects which directly impact and enrich our community. These projects include things like job training, STEM education, outreach to seniors, and early-literacy efforts.  If you look into the IMLS website, I assure you that you will find projects that have directly improved the lives of your constituents in our district.  These are programs that our community should be proud of, and I believe you should be proud to support the organizations that make them possible.  I would ask you to reject any budget proposals that cut, or eliminate funding for these vital services to our community.

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