2016 elections Archives - EveryLibrary

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To be the Change We Seek – 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda

Since the Election, EveryLibrary’s leadership team has listened as Americans have grappled with fundamental issues about our country in order to build our agenda for 2017 and beyond. We started EveryLibrary to help ensure that thousands of local libraries in diverse communities have the resources they need to help people succeed. Whether it is with […]

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Nationwide ‘First Look’ at November 2016 Library Elections

EveryLibrary tracked 74 ballot measures for libraries on Election Day, November 8, 2016. As of this writing, all results are preliminary and unofficial. This “first look” shows that 54 library measures passed, 15 failed, and several are either ‘too close to call’ or need interpretation and analysis of their impact before reporting. We are still compiling […]

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Election Day 2016 for EveryLibrary Campaigns

Over $300 million in library funding was at stake yesterday for the 16 library communities EveryLibrary supported. Results on Election Night were mixed. While the results aren’t official yet, it looks nine won and six* lost; one* is still ‘too close to call’ as of this writing. The wins total up to about $90 million in new funding for those libraries. […]

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A Win for Liberty, NY

Great news from our friends in Liberty, NY. on winning their building bond election last night (August 9) 264 to 45. Their library can now undertake a big remodeling project that has been in the planning and feasibility stage for some time. The updates to the library include ADA compliance, better use of a more […]

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Winning Around Michigan

It was a good night last night in Michigan for our library campaigns. We are happy to report that 3 out of 4 of our library communities passed their ballot measures!  EveryLibrary’s pro-bono campaign advising and consulting was only possible because of our donors. With your support we were able to donate when the campaigns […]

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Fighting for Michigan Libraries

EveryLibrary was born out of the idea that “any library ballot measure anywhere should matter to every library everywhere.”  That’s because everyone, whether they live in the small towns or the big cities of Michigan, need and deserve strong libraries and we can work together to pool or resources to fight for them. This August, […]

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We Learn More from Our Losses

We’re sorry to report that both Kern County, CA. and Oakley, CA. lost their measures yesterday. They both got simple majorities but not the 66% they needed to pass. Oakley will likely go back to the drawing board on a new library for their growing town. Kern County Library faces a huge budget problem and a […]

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Michigan Gag Order Now Permanently Blocked

Great news for Michigan libraries on the ballot: the federal Judge hearing the PA 269 / SB571 “gag order” suit made his temporary injunction against enforcement permanent today. Congratulations to the Michigan Library Association, one of the co-plaintiffs in the suit, for prevailing. MLA has the news: MLA and Member Efforts Deliver a Victory for […]