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Advocacy is critical in achieving ALA's mission to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. 

ALA is the voice of America’s libraries and, as an ALA member, your voice counts. We encourage all library supporters to communicate with elected officials and decision makers at the local, state, and federal levels. Please join us in advocating for funding and legislation that will improve meaningful access in communities around the country.

This section is designed to help you get started: from learning about resources to tackle issues at local, state and federal levels, to building stronger relationships with influentials; to working with traditional media or employing social media skills.