States and Municipalities Need Federal Aid Now

States and Municipalities Need Federal Aid Now

COVID shutdowns have created an unprecedented and potentially catastrophic situation for government services and school funding as well as the families, businesses, and organizations that rely on them.

From infrastructure to health and safety to education, without relief from Congress and the President, states and municipalities must go beyond eliminating discretionary programs to make drastic cuts to essential services. Public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries and the workforce will be dramatically and negatively impacted in this crisis. 

COVID shutdowns have created an unprecedented and potentially catastrophic situation for government services and school funding as well as the families, businesses, and organizations that rely on them.

From infrastructure to health and safety to education, without relief from Congress and the President, states and municipalities must go beyond eliminating discretionary programs to make drastic cuts to essential services. Public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries and the workforce will be dramatically and negatively impacted in this crisis. 

States and Municipalities Need Federal Aid Now

Robust and direct stimulus funding is needed from the federal government for state and local governments to both rebuild the economy and maintain essential services in education, health care, emergency operations, and libraries. 

For the sake of our libraries and their communities and campuses, the federal government must step up to ensure that states and municipalities won't fail in this current crisis. 

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