Building Voter Support for Libraries in the United States
“The guidance EveryLibrary provided to staff and trustees on Information Only Campaigns, messaging, and the process was invaluable to us. All the more so because it was provided pro-bono. Their personal engagement helped allay fears and reassure us along the way, too. Thanks to EveryLibrary you for the great work you do for libraries.”
I am so unbelievably grateful for the help and support I was given by EveryLibrary. They got the word out at such a crucial point in the election, which is why our fight went national and then international.
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Long Ridge Action Fund Renews Support for EveryLibrary in Protecting First Amendment Rights in Libraries
Long Ridge Action Fund, a leading philanthropic organization committed to supporting social justice and civic engagement initiatives, announced today that it is renewing its funding commitment to EveryLibrary, the national political action committee, to aid its work defending the First Amendment and the right to libraries in the United States.
A Win in the 2023 Utah Legislative Session: Libraries Hold the Line
The Utah 2023 Legislative session just concluded on March 3rd without the passage of any significant anti-library bills.
It's Very Real - Recent Attempts to Prosecute Librarians Over Books on the Shelves
Not once, in all of human history, have the people banning books and arresting librarians been on the same side as freedom and liberty. Click to tweet
Monitoring State Legislation That Criminalizes Libraries, Schools, and Museums 2023
EveryLibrary is monitoring legislation during the 2023-2024 session that aims to change state obscenity and harmful to minors laws to allow for the prosecution of librarians, educators, college and university faculty, and museum professionals.
EveryLibrary was proud to support the work of Glen Ridge United Against Book Bans
EveryLibrary was proud to support the work of Glen Ridge United Against Book Bans who recently won a campaign against book bans in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Annual Report 2022: Celebrating 10 Years as our Nation's Political Action Committee for Libraries
EveryLibrary has worked to amplify the agendas of local library stakeholders for 10 years. Whether it is on the ballot, at the statehouse, or fighting for the First Amendment, our aim is to create a future where Americans can access a library in every community and school.
Big crowd, bestselling authors turn out for Read-In at Utah State Capitol
Librarians, educators, authors, students, and community leaders came together for a Read-In at the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday, January 25th to demonstrate Utahns support of the freedom to read, and opposition to censorship. The event was organized by Let Utah Read, a new coalition of pro-library, pro first amendment groups including EveryLibrary, PEN America - Utah Chapter, Utah Library Association, and the ACLU of Utah. The event was managed through EveryLibrary's new Fight for the First platform, which allowed the coalition to integrate a successful petition, a discussion group, shared resources, into the event promotion, adding many new members to the Let Utah Read group who will be available to take action as needed in the future.
Legislation of Concern in 2023
EveryLibrary is monitoring state legislation during the 2023-2024 session that would limit Americans' freedom to read and think for themselves. Of most concern are proposed laws that would allow for civil and criminal prosecution of librarians, educators, higher ed. faculty, and museum professionals.
A Big Win Against Misinformation in New Jersey!
Students across New Jersey are struggling to navigate "information overload" and they face an excessive quantity of daily information which can cause difficulty with finding and critically evaluating information effectively. Information literacy skills are vital to help students achieve academic success and make informed decisions.