PW Looks at Our November Campaigns
Thanks to Publishers Weekly for covering our November 2014 campaigns. We really appreciate that they named names with some of our corporate donors, too.
What we do to support library communities when they are on the ballot is key to collections, programs, services, and staffing budgets. We appreciate that folks like Rosen Publishing, Overdrive, Midwest Tape (hoopla), and Mango Languages recognize our work as being significant and impactful.
EveryLibrary is gearing up for a big election day on November 4. The political action committee (PAC) rallies support for key library funding initiatives on local ballots and is currently working on eight ballot measures around the country.
EveryLibrary director John Chrastka said that those eight ballot initiatives represent $5 to $6 million in funding. So far this year, the PAC has supported seven library funding measures, five of which passed, amounting to roughly $15 million in funding for library districts. Chrastka said he expects EveryLibrary to be active in campaigns for about 20 different ballot initiatives in 2014 that could reap as much as $40 million for local library districts.