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The Texas Library Association’s legislative vision is to empower Texas libraries to build essential community infrastructure by focusing our efforts on the following areas:

  • Access
  • Economic Development
  • Education

Even though this Legislative Session will look very different thanks to the pandemic, the basic principles of advocacy still apply.

Connect with your elected officials.  Email them to introduce yourself and offer to be a resource; engage with them on social media; invite them to participate in a virtual program or event

Unified messaging.  Use the TLA priorities as a framework or starting point for interactions with legislators; as session progresses and TLA begins reaching out asking for you to take action on a particular bill, we will provide talking points

Compelling story. Data is important, but stories are essential and much more memorable. Be prepared to share specific stories of how your library has helped individuals, particularly during these difficult times.


January 19 | TLA Talks: 87th Legislative Session Update recording