(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, and 36 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders requesting additional support for libraries in future COVID-19 relief packages.
The Members wrote: “Access to digital resources have become critically important to all Americans in this unprecedented time of social distancing. While we work to address the needs of the American people, we should turn to our libraries who have been successfully delivering digital resources to communities across our nation since long before the current crisis.”
Signers of the letter include:
Reps. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02); Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE- At Large); G.K. Butterfield (NC-01); Tony Cárdenas (CA-19); David N. Cicilline (RI-01); Tom Cole (OK-04); Debbie Dingell (MI-12); Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11); Rául M. Grijalva (AZ-03); Pramila Jayapal (WA-07); Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02); Barbara Lee (CA-13); Ben Ray Luján (NM-03); Lucy McBath (GA-06); Betty McCollum (MN-04); James P. McGovern (MA-02); Jerry McNerney (CA-09); Joe Neguse (CO-02);Eleanor Norton Holmes (DC-Delegate); Mark Pocan (WI-02); Ayanna Pressley (MA-07); David Price (NC-04); Jamie Raskin (MD-08); Tim Ryan (OH-13);Jan Schakowsky (IL-09); Elissa Slotkin (MI-08); Haley M. Stevens (MI-07); Mark Takano (CA-41); Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02); Mike Thompson (CA-05); Rashida Tlaib (MI-13); Paul D. Tonko (NY-20); Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07); Peter Welch (VT-At Large); Don Young (AK-At Large).
Read the full text of the letter here.