The 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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ACTION ALERTS

Call Senate Judiciary Committee on ECPA Reform
November 28, 2012

Vote No on H.R. 5949
September 12, 2012

Update on GPO and Library of Congress Funding for FY 2013
August 7, 2012 

Take Action to Support H. Res. 727, Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Resolution of 2012
July 19, 2012

Take Action to Support Open Access
May 24,2012

Help Save the American Community Survey
May 18, 2012

Take Action to Support GPO and Library of Congress Funding
Aptil 24, 2012

Ask Your Senators to Vote NO on PIPA
January 19, 2012

Take Action to oppose H.R. 3699, a bill to prevent public access to taxpayer-funded research
January 9, 2012

Ask Your Senators to Vote NO on Net Neutrality Resolution, S.J. Res 6 
November 8, 2011

Take Action to Support Funding for the Government Printing Office
October 14, 2011

Restore Funding for GPO FDsys and FDLP Programs
August 18, 2011

Oppose PATRIOT ACT Extension Without Reform
 May 24, 2011

Immediate Action Needed: Congress Considers PATRIOT ACT Extension This Week
February 11, 2011


LETTERS AND STATEMENTS - FEDERAL
POLICY

Members of the US Senate
To urge a “no” vote on S. 3276, the FAA Sunsets Extension Act of 2012, which would extend the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) until June 1, 2017
November 30, 2012

The Honorable Harry Reid and The Honorable Mitch McConnell
In support of delaying floor action on the Intelligence Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 due to concerns about provisions to address the leaks of highly classified information
November 26, 2012

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
To thank the Judicial Conference for approving expansion of the USCOURTS program to provide public access to authenticated lower Federal court opinions through FDsys
November 13, 2012

Members of the US House of Representatives
In opposition of H.R. 5949, the FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
September 11, 2012

Members of Congress
To urge completion of the landmark, decades-long legislative effort to restore credible whistleblower rights for federal employees
August 17, 2012

Chair Feinstein, Vice-Chair Chambliss, Chair Rogers, and Ranking Member Ruppersberger
In support of the existing statutory requirement for the Intelligence Community to prepare an annual report to Congress regarding security clearances
August 07, 2012

Brief of Amici Curiae Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Association of Law Libraries, Special Libraries Association and U.S. Public Interest Research Group
In Support of Petitioner, Supap Kirtsaeng D/B/A Bluechristine99
July 9, 2012

Chairman Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member Scott, and Members of the House Judiciary Committee
To express concerns about the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA)
June 11, 2012

Members of the US Senate
In support of funding for the American Community Survey
May 30, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor
To urge the Department of Labor to re-post documents online related to recent proposed rules
May 23, 2012

Members of the US Senate
To express concerns with provisions of the SECURE IT Act, S. 2151, that allow companies to share sensitive information with the government without sufficient privacy safeguards or oversight
May 14, 2012

Members of the US Senate
In opposition to the FOIA exemption in the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, S. 2105, and the Secure IT Act, S. 2151
May 14, 2012

Members of the US House of Representatives
To urge Representatives to vote ‘no’ on H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) despite amendments
April 26, 2012

The Honorable Patrick Leahy and The Honorable Chuck Grassley
In support of the confirmation hearing of President Obama’s nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)
April 17, 2012

Members of the US House of Representatives
In opposition to the FOIA provision in the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, HR 3523
April 16, 2012

Members of the US House of Representatives
To urge Representatives to vote ‘no’ on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 3523
April 16, 2012

Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
In support of the FY 2013 budget requests of the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office
April 13, 2012

Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, Department of Justice
To urge the Office of Information Policy to support the FOIA Portal under development by the Environmental Protection Agency
April 11, 2012

The Honorable Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Chief Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
To urge the Chief Justice to fill the vacant seat of Minnesota State Law Librarian
April 4, 2012

The Honorable Mary Bono Mack 
To express concerns with the provisions of the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act (SECURE IT), HR 4263, that create unnecessary exemptions to FOIA
April 2, 2012

The Honorable Paul Broun
In support of the testimony of Stuart Shieber, Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University, regarding the Federal Research Public Access Act, H.R. 4004
March 29, 2012

House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
In support of the FY 2013 budget requests of the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office
March 20, 2012

The Honorable John McCain
To express concerns with provisions of the SECURE IT Act, S. 2151, that create unnecessary exemptions to FOIA
March 13, 2012

The Honorable Patrick Leahy and The Honorable Chuck Grassley
To urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)
March 13, 2012

President Obama
To urge greater the transparency of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement negotiating process
February 28, 2012

Director Clapper, Director David Petraeus and Director John Fitzpatrick
In opposition to a new regulation that limits public access by raising fees for the Mandatory Declassification Review program
February 23, 2012

The Honorable John Cornyn
In support of The Federal Research Public Access Act. S. 2096
February 14, 2012

The Honorable Representative Michael F. Doyle
In support of The Federal Research Public Access Act, H.R. 4004
February 14, 2012

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
To express opposition to the Research Works Act, H.R. 3699
January 24, 2012

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
To express our concerns about the treatment of information related to the water contamination at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from the Department of the Navy
January 24, 2012

Secretary Leon Panetta
To express our concerns about the treatment of information related to the water contamination at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from the Department of the Navy
January 24, 2012

Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States
Statement of organizations and individuals interested in improving openness and accountability on “Incorporation by Reference in Federal Regulations”
December 7, 2011

Members of the US Senators
In support of Senator Patrick Leahy's amendment to fix a provision related to “critical infrastructure information,” in Section 1044 of the National Defense Authorization Act
November 17, 2011

The Honorable Darrell E. Issa and The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
In support of the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011, H.R. 3071
November 2, 2011

The Honorable Ben Nelson and John Hoeven
To urge full funding for the Government Printing Office in the FY 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill
September 14, 2011

President Obama, Security Napolitano, Attorney General Holder, and Director Clapper
To express concern over the lack of nominations to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
August 25, 2011

Members of the US Senate
To oppose a provision relating to “critical infrastructure information,” in Section 1044 of the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1254
August 15, 2011

The Honorable Darrell E. Issa and The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
In Support of the Faster FOIA Act
June 24, 2011

American Association of Law Libraries, Medical Library Association, Special Libraries Association Statement
In support of the EPA's release of the Library Network Strategic Plan
June 23, 2011

Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
In support of restored funding to the Electronic Government Fund
June 13, 2011

The Honorable Patrick Leahy and The Honorable Chuck Grassley
To raise concerns with the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, S. 968
May 25, 2011

House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
In support of the FY 2012 budget requests of the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office
May 13, 2011

The Honorable Darrell Issa, The Honorable Elijah Cummings, The Honorable Daniel Lungren, and The Honorable Robert Brady
In support of the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
May 10, 2011

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski and The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
To ask them to continue funding the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract Program
April 11, 2011

The Honorable Frank Wolf and The Honorable Chaka Fattah
To ask them to continue funding the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract Program
April 11, 2011

The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman and The Honorable Susan Collins
To ask them to reintroduce legislation to authorize and promote the public distribution of reports that are published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
April 5, 2011

The Honorable Darrell Issa and The Honorable Elijah Cummings
To ask them to reintroduce legislation to authorize and promote the public distribution of reports that are published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
April 5, 2011

The Honorable Ben Nelson
To ask him to remove the statutory obstacle to authorized distribution of non-confidential CRS reports
April 5, 2011

The Honorable John Hoeven
To ask him to remove the statutory obstacle to authorized distribution of non-confidential CRS reports
April 5, 2011

The Honorable Mike Honda
To ask him to remove the statutory obstacle to authorized distribution of non-confidential CRS reports
April 5, 2011

The Honorable Ander Crenshaw
To ask him to remove the statutory obstacle to authorized distribution of non-confidential CRS reports
April 5, 2011

The Honorable Barbara Boxer
To urge her to consider holding hearings on the EPA library network
April 4, 2011

Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress
To urge him to appoint a Director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) who will work with Congress to provide online free public access to CRS reports
February 25, 2011

The Honorable Darrell E. Issa and The Honorable Elijah Cummings
In support of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's decision to examine the Department of Homeland Security's FOIA policies and procedures
February 15, 2011

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy
In support of the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, S. 193
February 14, 2011


LETTERS AND STATEMENTS - STATE ISSUES

The Honorable Governor Nathan Deal, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and Speaker of the House David Ralston
Letter from Atlanta Law Libraries Association in support of the Georgia Archives
October 26, 2012

Richard B. Long, Uniform Law Commissioner
Letter from Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) in support of introduction of a bill to enact the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
October 2, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown
Letter from the Council of California County Law Librarians (CCCLL), the Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL), the San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL) and the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) in support of SB 1075
August 27, 2012

Assembly Rules Committee
Letter from CCCLL, NOCALL, SANDALL and SCALL In support of SB 1075
June 28, 2012

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Letter from CCCLL, NOCALL, SANDALL and SCALL to in support of SB 1075
June 20, 2012

The Honorable Mayor Edwin M. Lee, The Honorable Members of the Board of Supervisors and Ms. Naomi Kelly, City Administrator
To express concern about the urgent need to provide quarters for the San Francisco Law Library with enough space to accommodate its resources and full range of services when the Veterans building closes in 2013
April 13, 2012

Chair Carroll and Vice Chair Guzman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Letter from Susan Nevelow Mart, University of Colorado Law School, in Support of HB 1209, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
March 28, 2012

Chairs and Ranking Members of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee
Letter from AALL President Darcy Kirk in support of Raised Bill No. 418, An Act Adopting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act and the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act
March 19, 2012

Senate Rules Committee
Letter from CCCLL, NOCALL, SANDALL and SCALL In support of SB 1075
March 19, 2012

Chairs and Ranking Members of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee
In support of Raised Bill No. 418, An Act Adopting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act and the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act
March 19, 2012

Wm. Robinson III, President, American Bar Association
In support of approval of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting
January 31, 2012

Linda A. Klein, Chair, ABA House of Delegates
In support of approval of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting
January 31, 2012

Justices of the Colorado Supreme Court
Comments on the proposed adoption of a public domain citation format for the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals published opinions
December 9, 2011

John Sebert, Executive Director, Uniform Law Commission
In support of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
November 30, 2011

Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services
Written comments from the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) for the Chief Judge's Hearings on Civil Legal Services
September 26, 2011

Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees
Joint letter from the Dallas Association of Law Librarians (DALL), Houston Area Law Librarians (HALL) and Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) to express concern about the proposal in HB 1 and SB 1 to eliminate funding for the Texas State Law Library
February 22, 2011

REPORTS AND ISSUE BRIEFS

Kirtsaeng v. Wiley
AALL Issue Brief 2012-2
October 2012, Revised November 2012

Library of Congress: Funding For Fiscal Year 2013
Advocacy One-Pager
May 2012

Access to Presidential Records
Advocacy One-Pager
May 2012

U.S. Census Bureau: Funding for the American Community Survey and 2012 Economic Census
Advocacy One-Pager
May 2012

U.S. Government Printing Office: Funding for Fiscal Year 2013
Advocacy One-Pager
April 2012

Classification
Advocacy One-Pager
April 2012

Public Access to Taxpayer-Funded Research
Advocacy One-Pager
Updated March 2012

National Archives and Records Administration: Funding For Fiscal Year 2013
Advocacy One-Pager
February 2012

USA PATRIOT Act - Section 215
Advocacy One-Pager
February 2012

Golan v. Holder
AALL Issue Brief 2012-1
January 2012

Whistleblower Protections
Advocacy One-Pager
January 2012

Stop Online Piracy Act
Advocacy One-Pager
January 2012