Telemedicine, Library Connectivity, and Distance Learning Services in Rural Areas

Ask Farm Bill Conferees to Keep Libraries in Rural Telecommunications Section of H.R. 2419 (from ALA)

For Those With Senators and Representatives on Agriculture Committees
Ask all Members of both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to support the Senate version of the Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (H.R. 2419), Section 6302, to include “libraries” in the rural telecommunications program: “Telemedicine, Library Connectivity, and Distance Learning Services in Rural Areas.” The conference committee on H.R. 2419 is meeting now and library supporters are needed to keep messages going into the conferees.

For Other Library Supporters
Contact all of your respective Senators and Representatives and ask them to contact Farm Bill conferees to keep libraries in Section 6302.
The SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND FORESTRY is FAX: 202-224-1725, and the HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE is FAX: 202-225-8510.
A complete list of the Committee members names, as well as background information, can be found here

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