Friday January 18, 2008, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Statehouse in Montpelier
Come to the Statehouse on January 18th for an important kick-off to our state funding initiative! We will meet in the Card Room, on the second floor. (The Card "Room" is really the hallway before you enter the cafeteria.)
Arrange to meet with your lawmakers and ask them to support state funding for public libraries and the statute that enhances library patron confidentiality. The best way to do this is to contact your lawmakers in advance and set up a time to meet them in the cafeteria. The VLA government relations committee has prepared a three-page case statement for state aid. Copies will be available on January 18; e-mail Martin Hahn (see below) if you would like a copy in advance. Follow this link to obtain contact information for your senators and representatives: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/legdir2.htm.
Bring as many people as possible – patrons, trustees, friends, and supporters.
8:30 – 10:30 Meet with your legislators.
8:30 – 11:30 Come to the card room and distribute flyers and stickers. Meet and greet legislators.
10:30-11:00 Brief remarks, card room.
Parking – Take exit 8 from I89; take second left to Green Mountain Drive. A shuttle runs frequently to the statehouse from behind the Department of Labor building. Follow this link for map: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/sthouse/locate4.htm.
See you on January 18th!
For more information, contact either of the co-chairs of VLA's government relations committee:
Martin Hahn, mhahn[at]kellogghubbard.org
Lisa von Kann, lvkann[at]stjathenaeum.org