Yes, it’s true, even after all the drum-beating we’ve been doing lately, PAHR still doesn’t have enough sponsors. Kathleen Roe writes:
We very much need to have over 50 co-sponsors for PAHR by the end of this calendar year–it will make the difference between getting the PAHR bill up for a vote in 2010, or having to start all over again in 2011. So please encourage your colleagues, friends, and users to fax letters and make calls (in particular calls!) to your Congressional offices in support of PAHR.
We need every ONE!
After all the hard work that’s been done on this, I can’t believe we’re looking at having to start all over again in 2011! See the message below and please do what you can to help push PAHR over the top! Thanks!
Remember those dreaded word problems in math class? Hereâ€™s one for archives and historical records:
Question: If 17 States have convinced 44 representatives to sign on as co-sponsors for the Preserving the American Historical Record bill (HR 2256) and the remaining 33 States plus 6 Territories each get one representative to sign on to the PAHR billâ€¦how many sponsors will PAHR have?
Answer: Enough sponsors to bring the bill up for a vote in the House in 2010!
Every number is made up of an accumulation of ONEs.
Can you get ONE person from your Congressional delegation to co-sponsor the bill? We need every state to share the responsibility to enact PAHR. If we share the responsibility, everyone can share the results–$50,000,000 a year! Every ONE counts. Every ONE can do something.
â— Make one call to your representativeâ€™s office?
â— Send one fax to your representativeâ€™s office?
â— Make one visit to your representativeâ€™s district office?
Co-sponsors are already signed on from:
If your state or territory is not on this list, then can YOU be the ONE to take action? And if your state is listed here, can YOU try ONE more time to bring on ONE more sponsor from your state? [Here’s a list of the representatives who have already signed on.] There is only ONE way we will succeed-when we work together!
For supporting information, templates, tips on contacting Congress, see the PAHR information at www.archivists.org/pahr
Itâ€™s ONE small step for each individual but ONE giant step for historical records funding!