Seize this election opportunity. While we await its outcome and that of the Inquiry report, NOW is the time to contact candidates and ask them to support school libraries and teacher librarians. It is also an opportunity to educate them. You can find your electorate here and find your candidates here. Many candidates already in office are only responding to their own constitutents, so be sure to put your name and address.
Toward that end, here is a brief sample letter and here is a longer sample letter you can adapt for your local federal candidates. And you can adapt these letters if your candidate is one of the hardworking House Education committee members who should be congratulated on their efforts. Phoning or visiting your candidates is even better.
If you get a response, The Hub would be very interested in seeing it. Email to HelloHub@gmail.com .
Whatever you do, do let your candidates know that school libraries make a difference to student learning and literacy and it is time to arrest their national decline!