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CLA 2017 Day in the District

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It's time for Day in the District!

“Day in the District” is an effective way to build relationships with your legislator(s) by concentrating your time with the legislator in his or her district office, rather than at the busy State Capitol. Developing relationships with new legislators and bolstering your relationship with continuing legislators is incredibly important for the success of CLA’s advocacy platform.

Advocacy Issues

SCA 3 – Dodd

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has introduced SCA 3, which seeks to lower the local voter threshold for library construction bonds from the current two-thirds vote to a 55% vote. CLA is the official sponsor of SCA 3 and we will be actively working to secure passage of the legislation in the legislature.

State Budget

The Governor’s 2017-18 State Budget does not include any new increases for library funding however, more funding is need to continue the effort to connect public libraries to the high-speed, broadband backbone operated for Education Network Initiates in California (CENIC).

Demonstrate that last year’s one time $3 Million funding for digital delivery and innovation expanded digital services benefitting all library patrons.

More information on these issues and tips and hints on creating effective legislative meetings are below Under “Materials” and “Helpful Links”.

Once you have met with your Assembly Member(s) and Senator(s), simply email the CLA Legislative Committee letting us know whom you met with. In addition, please feel free to include any information about your meetings that you think is relevant.

Thank you and happy advocating!!


Helen McAlary, President                                             Jennifer Addington, Chair                                        
California Library Association                                      CLA Legislative & Advocacy Committee   


Learn more about SCA 3 from CLA President and Advocacy & Legislation Chair


Tools to assist you in your advocacy


Helpful Links