Supporting "Yes to Monroeville"Libraries

Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much, but in Monroeville, their party leaders agree that they don't like a proposed library tax.  The Monroeville Democratic and Republican committees have shared the cost of signs that criticize a proposal to establish a 1-mill library tax, and they've placed them this week at major intersections in Monroeville.

Did you see this library election story last week? Yeah, we did too. It's messed up.

 

Party Politics and Libraries

Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much, but in Monroeville, their party leaders agree that they don't like a proposed library tax.  The Monroeville Democratic and Republican committees have shared the cost of signs that criticize a proposal to establish a 1-mill library tax, and they've placed them this week at major intersections in Monroeville.

“There's no reason for them to have that kind of money every year,” Democratic Committee Chairwoman Jan Rawson said.

So, being EveryLibrary, we sent the Yes to Libraries, Yes to Monroeville committee a $1,000 donation to use for media and outreach, now. They need to reset the conversation in town away from what entrenched old-money politicians want and put the focus back on the library serving the whole community. The truly "non-partisan" way is to be pro-library.

Our donation was unbudgeted, but Election Day is May 20th. Can you help us cover it by donating at https://www.everylibrary.org/donate today?

If we - the library community - don't answer this, we have no one to blame but ourselves.


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  • John Chrastka
    published this page in News and Updates 2021-02-10 05:48:15 -0800