This just in from our friends at the LSA (Linguistic Society of America) and the RNLD (Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity http://www.rnld.org/):
The LSA Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation (CELP) is requesting the help of the American linguistics and language activism community on RNLD. You may recall that last April the LSA passed a resolution urging President Obama to sign an executive order on Native American language revitalization (http://www.lsadc.org/info/lsa-res-native-american.cfm). CELP is now following this up by instituting a letter-writing campaign to President Obama, in order to convey to the White House our support for this important issue.
We are encouraging all of you to write letters and become agents of positive change. Writing a letter is easy – it takes just a few clicks on the CELP website: www.lsacelp.org.
There are three ways to help!
1. Simple, effective, and really fast:
-Fill out the form. In the drop-down list for the Subject box, select “Education.”
-In the message box, copy and paste the letter found at the bottom of our webpage http://lsacelp.org/take-action/ and type your name at the end.
-Solve the captcha by typing the word or phrase given in the box. Press send, and you’re done!
2. More effective and almost as fast:
-Copy and paste the letter found at http://lsacelp.org/take-action/ into a word processor such as Microsoft Word.
-Type today’s date at the top of the letter.
-Print it out and sign it.
-Mail it to: President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
3. Most effective:
-Write your own letter in your own words. Let President Obama and the White House know why this issue is important to you!
-Use the link above to send your letter electronically, or print and sign your letter and mail it to the White House.
Thank you very much for your attention. We value your participation and all the work that you do in the furtherance of Indigenous language revitalization.