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Don’t Silence Michigan Librarians

Posted on December 22, 2015

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The Michigan House and Senate pulled a fast one last week and Governor Snyder needs to do the right thing for libraries, schools, and parks by Vetoing SB 571. If SB 571 becomes law, librarians would be sent to jail for sharing factual information about elections with their communities. Library boards would be fined thousands of dollars of sending out a newsletter if it shares information about what is on your local ballot. We need honest and transparent elections.

SB 571 is ridiculous. It is both anti- free speech and anti- good government. Don’t let the politicians in Lansing force librarians to hide information about what is on your ballot! Join thousands of citizens from around Michigan and tell Governor Snyder to Veto SB 571 because information needs to be free by signing the petition today.

The EveryLibrary call-to-action is Re-Tweet ready. We are asking Michigan librarians to tweet the following at the Governor: “I’m a ‪#‎MI ‪#‎librarian @onetoughnerd. Why can’t I give patrons factual info w/in 60 days of an election? ‪#‎VetoSB571 http://bit.ly/vetoSB571



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