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The 2012 Census Bureau budget request to Congress calls for the termination of the Statistical Compendia Branch. This branch compiles and releases such reports as the Statistical Abstract and the National Data Book. As the Bureau’s own Budget Estimate states, “the abstract provides a comprehensive summary of industrial, social, economic, and political data…of almost 300 government, private, and international agencies”. It is a mainstay in thousands of libraries and school media centers.

The ALA Washington Office has posted a call to action on the Legislative Action Center Links are provided for contacting your Congressional representatives about this issue.

ALA is also collecting personal stories about the use of the Statistical Abstract by the public. Please send them to Jessica McGilvray in the ALA Washington Office at jmcgilvray@alawash.org.

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