From EveryLibrary California–
WHY EVERYLIBRARY CALIFORNIA
EveryLibrary California is organized as a localized extension of EveryLibrary (national). We grew out of the need for a politically active organization dedicated exclusively to supporting a California statewide library Proposition at the ballot box. Many library associations – both at the national and at the state level – are organized as 501(c)3 educational associations. Current law and regulations prohibit these associations from engaging in extensive voter advocacy or funding political campaigns. As a state ballot committee, EveryLibrary California can act where these associations cannot. The opportunity to fundraise and directly support a statewide library Propositions will be unique in the California library advocacy ecosystem.
WHAT WE DO
EveryLibrary California will be the first and only organization in California dedicated exclusively to political action at a state level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types. We will provide tactical and operational support to state-wide voter awareness campaigns, funding for state get-out the vote campaigns, as well as conducting direct voter advocacy in support of state-wide library propositions. We are not an organization involved in lobbying, but work to drive state-wide get out the vote campaigns.
WHO WE WORK WITH
EveryLibrary California is a non-partisan, pro-library organization with an alignment toward sustaining California libraries as they evolve and grow in the 21st century. EveryLibrary California is a coalition partner with other organizations, associations, and non-profits that seek to support libraries through public awareness and advocacy.