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Advocacy

Founded in 1894, the DC Library Association has long been an advocate for libraries and literacy in the District and the Nation. DCLA played a key role in the establishment of the District of Columbia Public Library, and was responsible for initiating the first Library Legislative Day, now an annual event co-sponsored by the American Library Association. Use the links below, contact the DCLA Board, and watch for advocacy events to get involved. 

Current Action Alerts

Write your elected officials about pressing issues and legislation on the local and national level. Letters addressing national issues are prepared by the American Library Association. Letters addressing issue affecting the District of Columbia are prepared by DCLA. 

If you have a local issue related to libraries or literacy that needs action, contact us.

Voter Information

The Vote411.org tool, developed by the League of Women Voters, helps people register to vote and offers information on voting requirements and state deadlines. Find candidate statements and details on current issues. You can also print out a "ballot" that will help you on Election Day. 

The American Library Association's Council unanimously opposes voter suppression.
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