Make two clicks for advocacy with YALSA’s Tweet Your U.S. Senator/Representative Maps on NLLD

For Immediate Release
Wed, 05/01/2013

Contact:

Jaclyn Finneke
Communications Manager
Young Adult Library Services Association
1-800-545-2433 ext.2128
jfinneke@ala.org

CHICAGO – Can’t make it to National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. on May 8? The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, can offer you a way to advocate for teen library services with just two clicks of a mouse: the Tweet Your U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative maps, developed by YALSA’s Legislative Committee.

To use the maps:

  • Log into Twitter, then visit the map the U.S. Senator map at http://tinyurl.com/NLLDmap and the U.S. Representative Map at http://tinyurl.com/NLLDreps.
  • Find your state.  Then click on the marker for your senator/representatives and click the Tweet Me! Link that pops up under their name.

The following message will automatically generate, tweeted to your senator: "Pls fund LSTA @ $184.7m & Innovative Aprchs 2 Literacy @ $28.6m 4 FY14. Libraries boost teen learning http://ow.ly/kxvqM #NLLD.”

Join YALSA in using the maps and encourage your followers and other library advocates to participate. Two clicks could mean a world of difference for funding teen services at your library! 

National Library Legislative Day is administered annually by the American Library Association.  To learn more, visit www.ala.org/nlld.  Virtual Library Legislative Day, the online component to NLLD, is being sponsored by United for Libraries.  Visit http://www.ala.org/united/advocacy/virtuallegday for details.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or email, yalsa@ala.org.