Model Resolutions in Response to Issues Affecting Chapters

Below are links to model resolutions in response to issues affecting ALA Chapters. They are organized under topics. If your Chapter would like to submit a model resolution as a resource for other Chapters, please send to Don Wood, ALA Chapter Relations Office. Thank you. Return to Chapter Issues. See also Model Letters in Response to Issues Affecting Chapters. See also Advocacy Resources for Chapters.

| Access to Accurate Information | Religious Belief Laws | Transgender Discrimination Laws |

Access to Accurate Information

ALA's Resolution on Access to Accurate Information

At the Nebraska Library Association Board meeting on Friday, March 24, 2017, the board approved a Resolution in Support of the American Library Association's Resolution on Access to Accurate Information. (PDF) This is an affirmation of our core values of intellectual freedom; opposition to censorship; support of our patrons' right to privacy, freedom to read, and right to access to accurate information representing all viewpoints; and promotion of information literacy. See also

Religious Belief Laws

Religious Belief Laws

On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523, known as the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” into law. While there has been a good deal of debate about exactly what this new law does and does not do, many MLA members have expressed concern that the law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016, legalizes discrimination based upon an individual’s sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions related to marriage, sexuality, and gender.

Resolution on 2016 Mississippi Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (PDF)

Transgender Discrimination Laws

Bathroom Bills

Resolution on Senate Bill 6, 85th Texas Legislature (PDF)