November 30, 2015

EveryLibrary PAC Announces Support for Spokane, Washington Ballot Initiative

EveryLibrary, the political action committee supporting libraries that launched last September, is announcing support for a ballot initiative in Spokane.

The initiative (Proposition 3) is for a special library tax levy. The mail-in ballot will be sent in the next two weeks and needs to be returned by February 12th, 2013.

John Chrastka, Founder and Executive Director of EveryLibary says that the PAC is pledging $5,000 in financial support to the “Yes for Spokane Libraries” committee for voter education and get out the vote activities.

From Chrasktka’s Blog Post:

“The citizens of Spokane have an amazing library, but the current budget climate threatens the valuable services provided to the community. We are pledging our support to “Yes for Spokane Libraries” to help ensure that Proposition 3 – which asks voters for .07 cents per thousand dollars of property value – passes on February 12th. Almost 950,000 visitors used the Spokane Public Library last year. Without Proposition 3 passing, branches could close, Downtown hours could be reduced, and the community will simply have fewer books, computers with internet access, and other materials.”

This is the first ballot initiative that EveryLibrary has supported since it launched 4 months ago.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Learn More About Proposition 3 on this Page from the Spokane Public Library

See Also: Yes for Spokane Libraries Facebook Page

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