The results are in and the anti-library measure in Lafourche was defeated with 53% voting NO. The library community is Lafourche has been through a tough campaign. EveryLibrary is happy to have given our support getting the word out to voters about their library during these last critical few hours of the campaign. But they have been in the trenches for months working within the bounds of an Information-Only campaign that must have been hard, madding even. Your donations to our work made it possible for us to do smart, targeted outreach about the facts and in support of the library. Thank you. There will be a lot of reporting to follow. For tonight, we celebrate for Lafourche, their library, staff, friends, and all the people they serve.
Links to News and Analysis:
Lafourche voters pick books over crooks
Lafourche voters keep library mills in tact
This Louisiana Official Hates It When Mexicans Learn
Official wants to de-fund library, users should ‘go back to Mexico’
Los Angeles Times
What started this all: The Worst Library Election in the Country is the Saturday
@EveryLibrary Thank you so much for the support and advocacy! We appreciate it so much and are so happy we can keep serving our community!
— Lafourche Library (@LafourcheLib) November 18, 2013
[updated with links 11/17/13 and 11/20/13]