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* 1. Contact Information:  While you may remain anonymous, we appreciate your contact information as it allows us to confirm that our input is statewide and allows us to follow up concerning specific policy recommendations. Please use your HOME ADDRESS and contact information for these questions.

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* 2. What best describes your primary affiliation with the Michigan Library Association?

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* 3. What best describes your primary role/title with the library?

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* 4. What best describes your membership status with the Michigan Library Association?

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* 6. Please feel free to comment on any of the policy priorities above.

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* 7. Developing the policy priorities is only the first step.  Then we must implement our advocacy strategy.  Please help us understand your comfort level and experience in each of the areas

  Comfortable/Experienced Not Comfortable/Yet Interested Not Comfortable/Not Interested
Talk with legislators in my district
Talk with legislators in Lansing
Write letters to the editor/columns
Ask key leaders or influencers in my community to contact legislators
Participate in a common MLA messaging campaign
Ask board members/faculty to talk with legislators
Ask my friends, foundations, vendors to talk to legislators
Organize a library tour for legislators
Post Library information or an advocacy piece in my library
Communicate with patrons about library advocacy
Invite my legislators to hold coffee hour/town hall at my library
Invite my legislators to summer reading kickoff programs
Invite my legislators to MLA's Advocacy Day in Lansing on April 22, 2020

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* 8. What best describes your comfort level with legislative advocacy

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* 9. I know how to reach my elected officials

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* 10. If you have made contact with your legislators in the past 9 months, please indicate how you have made contact (phone, letter, in person, etc.) and with whom you have had contact (legislators name or staff name), and for what issue/concern/engagement?

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* 11. Learnings from other states. Are there any advocacy proposals from another state that we should model or avoid? Be specific.

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* 12. What else should the MLA Advocacy & Legislative Committee know about needs, trends, or policy issues as we plan for MLA policy priorities and strategies? Be specific.

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