*BIPARTISAN ISSUE ALERT*
- I REPEAT-
**BIPARTISAN ISSUE ALERT**
I hope you're voting in the upcoming Midterm Election – there's a lot on the line for a lot of people. Since November 2016 it feels like we've been focusing so much energy on the things that drive us part ... whether you're right-handed or a lefty, if you prefer the color red to blue, or whether you like donkeys more than elephants – You know ... the important stuff!
Joking aside, there's something on the ballot this November that shouldn't divide us – and that's supporting libraries. I mean ... who wouldn't want to do that?
(Especially the public ones)
I could go on and on all day about the value and importance of the public library. But frankly I have other things to on my Friday of off work, like go grocery shopping and visit my grandma – so I'm just going to link to this awesome post from Bustle about the 7 Reasons Libraries Are Essential, Now More Than Ever.
(See what I did there?) Now that you've read those seven reasons ... how can you not appreciate that and want to help support that sort of thing?! Exactly!
So to help get the word out about how awesome public libraries are, EveryLibrary (the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types) decided to use its super powers and start the Vote Libraries campaign. According to VoteLibraries.org,
Vote Libraries 2018 is a national marketing campaign designed to reach more Americans who believe in libraries and ask them to take the Pledge to Vote Libraries prior to the November elections. In dozens of communities, a library's local funding is on the ballot. Across the country, this election will set the direction for local, state, and national library funding by our elected officials. How you vote this November matters to the future of library funding. That's why we're asking you to sign the pledge to vote for libraries and for politicians who support libraries," – VoteLibraries.org