On June 21, Reforma named Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.Mex.) its Legislator of the Year for his ongoing commitment to improving library services at the national and local levels. Luján gained the attention of the Reforma Legislative Committee when he introduced US House Bill H.R. 3496 (Public Library Innovation Space Act) to promote the development of makerspaces in public libraries. Although the bill did not become law, Reforma acknowledges the work that Rep. Luján has done to improve library services for all, including the Latino and Spanish-Speaking communities in his area.
Reforma Blog, June 21