MAY 22, 2017 PRESS RELEASE

NEW GROUP TO SAVE FEDERAL LIBRARY FUNDING TRIPLES MULTI-SECTOR CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP IN UNDER 72 HOURS; RENEWS CALL ON SENATORS TO BACK TWO KEY PROGRAMS NOW

(Washington, DC) – The Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding, launched last Wednesday, May 17, at 9:45 am with the delivery and public release of a letter to every United States Senator supporting library funding. The letter, which was left open and remains so for online signature by any other interested company or associa­tion, was originally signed by CCLI’s two dozen founding corporate and two national trade association members. By Friday evening (May 19), CCLI’s membership had tripled and now stands at more than 80 founding and subsequently joining companies and associations.

Today – for the economic benefit of every community, city and state and the nation’s economy – CCLI renews its urgent request of all senators to sign two bipartisan letters to their colleagues on the Appropriations Committee ahead of the imminent CoB May 24 deadline. Read more.

 

MAY 17, 2017 PRESS RELEASE

LEADING COMPANIES AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS CATALYZE NEW MULTI-INDUSTRY BUSINESS GROUP TO SAVE FEDERAL LIBRARY FUNDING

(Washington, DC) – Many of America’s leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding.

As Congress turns to funding the government beyond next September, CCLI launches against the backdrop of Administration proposals to eliminate most federal library funding and the agency that distributes those funds to every state. Members of CCLI are united by the common belief that America’s libraries are business-building, job-creating, workforce-preparing engines of the U.S. economy in every corner of the country. The group formed to tell that story to Congress and other federal policy makers who control library funding and to encourage every American business to do the same. Read more.