Urban Librarians Unite Says....
From Urban Librarians Unite (ULU - which is the coolest acronym in the biz):
"There is a brand new force in library advocacy and those of who fight in the budget trenches are ecstatic that it is here. The EveryLibrary PAC combines grassroots guts with steely-eyed professional political chops. It is a new tool on the library advocacy workbench and we fully expect it to the impact of a sledgehammer."
We may change our tag line from "Any library initiative anywhere matters...." to "Sledgehammer". (link)
It is really hard to do this advocacy stuff and with no money in your pocket it can be brutal. What if there was a group that could get some lawn signs made up for the budget vote in your town? What if they could get some newspaper ads going or a radio spot? What if that same group could also help you navigate the political labyrinth of putting initiatives on the ballot and provide high level advice and consulting services? With the EveryLibrary PAC in our corner library advocates are going to be able to push back and push back hard.
This is truer than we'd like to think. And a key reason that we're getting EveryLibrary started. Help make that happen by clicking the Donate button today.