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Advocacy and Legislative Issues

Advocacy and Legislative Issues

(revised January 9, 2008)

Advocacy | Chapters and Capwiz | Information Related to ALA and State Library Associations | I Love Libraries | Legislative Issues |


Chapters and Capwiz

One way to help raise awareness is through library advocacy on the ILoveLibraries Take Action page, powered by Capwiz, where library advocates can take action on federal and state issues.

Capwiz•XC is Capitol Advantage's leading online legislation and advocacy tool that continues to help ALA, chapters, and Ilovelibraries send constituent messages to congressional and state legislators.

Take Action, through ALA's Issues and Advocacy pages, employs Capwiz.

List of State Chapters

Directly below are links to the legislation and advocacy pages of chapters, or to their home pages. Links to Chapters participating in Capwiz are in bold, and direct you to their Capwiz pages.

| Alabama Library Association | Alaska Library Association | Arizona Library Association | Arkansas Library Association | California Library Association | Colorado Association of Libraries | Connecticut Library Association | Delaware Library Association | District of Columbia Library Association | Florida Library Association | Georgia Library Association | Hawaii Library Association | Idaho Library Association | Illinois Library Association | Indiana Library Federation | Iowa Library Association | Kansas Library Association | Kentucky Library Association | Louisiana Library Association | Maine Library Association | Maryland Library Association | Massachusetts Library Association | Michigan Library Association | Minnesota Library Association | Mississippi Library Association | Missouri Library Association | Montana Library Association | Nebraska Library Association | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey Library Association | New Mexico Library Association | New York Library Association | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio Library Council | Oklahoma Library Association | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee Library Association | Texas Library Association | Utah | Vermont | Virginia Library Association | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin Library Association | Wyoming Library Association |

Information Related to ALA and State Library Associations

Links to ALA pages with information on all chapters.

| State Chapters AL-FL | State Chapters GA-LA | State Chapters ME-ND | State Chapters OH-TX | State Chapters UT-WY | Regional Chapters | Mountain Plains | New England | Pacific Northwest | Southeastern | Guam | Virgin Islands

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Legislative Issues

Social Networking Legislation

The Chapter Relations Office and the Office for Intellectual Freedom are tracking legislation regarding restrictions to Interactive Web Applications, also known as Social Networking.  These are "mini-DOPA's" that are directed at libraries or will impact libraries.

Please let ALA know if legislation like this is being introduced in your state.


Often called TEL (Tax Expenditure Limitation), TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights), or SOS (Stop Over Spending), these measures are constitutional amendments that restrict spending growth to a formula based on population change plus inflation, and require voter approval to spend above the limit.

Intellectual Freedom Legislation by State

Please keep the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom informed with information affecting intellectual freedom in the states. Send your information to OIF as soon as possible.

Send comments and questions regarding this page to Don Wood, Chapter Relations Office.


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