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IF YOU DIDN'T SEE THIS YESTERDAY, READ IT TODAY, AND ACT!!!!! Countdown to Tuesday, February 1, 1994 Today, Friday, and Monday are the most important days in the past twenty years in the lives of school library media specialists. This is OUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!! What we must do is CALL our Representatives on the Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Subcommittee These are (AND PLEASE NOTE SOME CORRECTED SPELLINGS) Dale E. Kildee, MI, Chairman George Miller, CA Thomas C. Sawyer, OH Major R. Owens, NY Jolene Unsoeld, WA Jack Reed, RI Tim Roemer, IN Patsy T. Mink, HI Eliot L. Engel, NY Xavier Becerra, CA Gene Green, TX Lynn C. Woolsey, CA Karen English, AZ Ted Strickland, OH Donald M. Payne, NJ Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo, PR William F. Goodling, PA Steve Gunderson, WI Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, CA Thomas E. Petri, WI Susan Molinari, NY Randy "Duke" Cunningham, CA Dan Miller, FL Marge Rouema, NJ John A. Boehner, OH Those who sponsored the legislation, thank them and ask for continuing support. Representatives who are co-sponsors of HR 1151 are Becerra -- CA Mink -- HI Owens -- NY Sawyer -- OH Reed -- RI Unsoeld -- WA Petri and Gunderson, WI Romero-Barcelo, PR We also need to thank Natcher, KY who is a co-sponsor and also Chair of the Hous e Appropriations Committee. We especially need to reach everyone on THE SUBCOMMITTEE. Those who aren't co-sponsoring MUST be asked to support Represenrtative Reed from Rhode Island when he offers, on Tuesday in the mark-up of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Re-authorization, the School Library Media Bill HR 1151 as an Amendment to ESEA. IF WE DON'T DO THIS NOW, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING LATER. Please let your state association legislation committee chair know this if you are in AZ, CA, FL, HI, IN, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, RI, TX, WA, WI Please call and ask to speak to the Representative's Education Staff if you can' t get the person directly. Remember these persons are going to be elected next November. And we will need you again, SOON for the Senate. Please let Blanche or AASL Legislation Committe Chair, Rosemary Chance, (409) 294 1149 or FAX (409) 294 1153 what your are doing today!!! PLEASE BE DOING SOMETHING TODAY!!! WE MUST ACT NOW!!!