Connecting With Your Legislators - A Guide for NM
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Dear NMLA Members and Librarians,
As you all know the 2012 NM legislative session is underway. Library Legislative Day is Thursday, February 2, 2012. We will be gathering to show support for library funding and the 2012 library bond issue. The event will begin with an orientation at the Main Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave. at 8:30 am. Library supporters will then travel to the Capitol to be in the House and Senate galleries when the sessions begin, and delegations of librarians will be introduced in each chamber. Afterwards, supporters will visit with their individual legislators to advocate the importance of continued funding of library programs. All library supporters are urged to attend.
Please find attached "Connecting with your legislators - a guide for NM libraries". This guide was developed to assist New Mexico libraries in connecting with their legislators. You will find a sample letter on page 14 of what can be given to your legislators. The letter can be adjusted to your library needs and be presented in person or mailed to your legislator by yourself, members of your board or friends group.
Cynthia J. Shetter
Co-Chair NMLA Legislation Committee