I had to tell you about this grassroots effort. It is all too powerful and a great example—
It all happened in Washington where three mothers refused to accept the cutting of certified school librarians from the school libraries in the Spokane school district due to budget cuts. These three mothers started the Washington Coalition for School Libraries and Information Technology – WCSLit. This group of women, joined by others, have lobbied their state legislators for the introduction of Senate Bill 6380 (House Bill 2773) which would provide Washington school districts with the funding for certified school librarians based on the size of the school districts as one of the components of legislation.
Camila Alire, candidate for ALA President writes about the WSLit on her blog and how she will use this grassroots effort as an excellent model for organizing and implementing a systematic Back Home Advocacy Day because as she says, grassroots efforts start at home.