Lafourche Voted NO, and It Was Good

Congratulations to Lafourche Parish.

Congratulations to Lafourche Parish.

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
Daily Comet

Lafourche voters keep library mills in tact
Tri-Parish Times

Louisiana parish votes to save library fund after commissioner’s rant about ‘teaching Mexicans how to speak English’ there
The Raw Story

This Louisiana Official Hates It When Mexicans Learn
Huffington Post

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

 

[updated with links 11/17/13 and 11/20/13]

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