Share a Tweet for School Library Funding!

The Senate HELP Committee will begin voting on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. School libraries are NOT included in that bill! An amendment is needed to include them.

Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) has agreed to offer an amendment calling for an effective school library program to be part of the bill, but he needs at least 13 votes to prevail in the Committee. There are 22 states with Senators on the HELP committee and we badly need them to be one of those 13 votes.

Below are sample tweets to send to the senators in those 22 states. If your state is listed, please take a moment to tweet your senator about supporting Senator Whitehouse’s amendment.

Alaska
.@lisamurkowski Over 70% of AK schools don’t have a full-time certified school librarian. We need @SenWhitehouse’s library amendment!

Colorado
.@SenBennetCO Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Connecticut
.@ChrisMurphyCT Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Georgia
.@SenatorIsakson Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Illinois
.@SenatorKirk Nearly half of IL schools don’t have a full-time certified school librarian. We need @SenWhitehouse’s library amendment!

Kansas
.@SenPatRoberts Nearly 25% of KS schools don’t have a full-time certified school librarian. We need @SenWhitehouse’s library amendment!

Kentucky
.@RandPaul Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Louisiana
.@BillCassidy Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Maine
.@SenatorCollins 53% of ME schools don’t have a full-time certified school librarian. We need @SenWhitehouse’s library amendment!

Maryland
.@SenatorBarb Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Massachusetts
.@SenWarren Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Minnesota
.@alfranken Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

North Carolina
.@SenatorBurr Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Pennsylvania 
.@SenBobCasey Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Rhode Island
.@SenWhitehouse Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. We need your library amendment!

South Carolina
.@SenatorTimScott Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Tennessee
.@SenAlexander Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Utah
.@SenOrrinHatch Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Vermont
.@SenSanders Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Washington
.@PattyMurray Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Wisconsin
.@SenatorBaldwin Hundreds of thousands of kids go without a school librarian. They deserve better. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment

Wyoming
.@SenatorEnzi Test scores are higher in schools w/ full-time, certified school librarians. Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

Author: Jen Habley

Jen Habley is the AASL Manger of Web Communications. She manages the AASL website, writes press releases, and oversees AASL’s web 2.0 tools. When not working Jen spends time researching her family tree, reading, and watching hockey.



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  1. We need certified librarians in all our school districts! Support @senwhitehouse’s library amendment.

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