Are you one of the ALA Left Behind? Well, come out and attend this South Bay letter writing event for librarians, library staff, and library supporters who want to get involved in the campaign for California Libraries by writing letters to our senators and writing letters to the editor in support of libraries. This event is being organized by Sarah Kishler at Red Rock Cafe in Mountain View on January 23rd at 7pm.
If you haven’t heard about SCA7 in California, this constitutional change would allow “the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a city, county, city and county, or special district, as may otherwise be authorized by law for the purpose of funding public libraries,” by only 55% instead of current 66% supermajority that is now required. This measure will be voted upon and we have the opportunity to do something before that happens.
Because this issue would have a huge and significant impact on libraries in California, EveryLibrary has shown its support for its passage. As part of that effort, we are working with librarians throughout California that want to get involved and do something to help urge it passage by the senators by organizing a letter writing party.
Our campaign to write letters to the editor of our local newspapers is part of our larger effort to get the word out to the public about the importance of libraries. Its time to get out of the echo box of librarianship and remind people how important these institutions are. So come and join Sarah and many other library supporters at this great event and make a difference!
If you can’t make it to this event, you can help sponsor our campaign building events with a contribution to EveryLibrary California at http://www.rally.org/everylibrarycalifornia
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
Red Rock Coffee
201 Castro St, Mountain View, California 94041