Welcome to EveryLibrary's Political Action Platform for libraries. EveryLibrary is the nation's first and only political action committee for libraries and organized as a 501(c)4. You can find out more about the full scope of our work at www.everylibrary.org.
We designed this platform to help you take action in support of libraries at the local level through volunteering, making a one time donation or a small monthly donation, taking the pledge for libraries, or signing a petition. We want to give you the tools to make sure that libraries remain the cornerstone of well-educated communities throughout the country and this platform is of the tools we use to make that happen.
EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries. We do this in three ways: by training library staff, trustees, and volunteers to plan and run effective Information Only campaigns; by assisting local Vote Yes committees on planning and executing Get Out the Vote work for their library’s measure; and by speaking directly to the public about the value and relevance of libraries and librarians. Our focus on activating voters on Election Day is unique in the library advocacy ecosystem. This is reflected in the training and coaching we do for campaigns. In fact, EveryLibrary has helped libraries win over 210 million dollars in yearly stable funding. But we can't do it without you and your contributions. A contribution of just $5-10 a month goes a long way to fund the fight for libraries.
Get Involved in the fight for Libraries today!
- Take the pledge for libraries
- Sign a petition
In each election cycle, tens of millions of dollars are at stake for libraries.
From bonding for new or remodeled building projects to changing millages, levies, or taxes that impact staffing, collections, programs, and services, libraries are on the ballot. EveryLibrary helps libraries:
- Assist libraries in both the pre-filing and campaign stages of an initiative.
- Provide strategic consulting services, voter segmentation advice, and assistance in developing ballot language.
- Conduct feasibility studies and assist in setting up a local committee or PAC.
- Develop a fundraising strategy for your local committee or PAC.
- Train volunteers in voter education and get-out-the-vote techniques.
During the run of a campaign, EveryLibrary will:
- Continue technical and capacity-building consultancy to the campaign and library.
- Provide direct financial support to the local committee or PAC in seed-stage or sustaining levels of support.
- Conduct direct voter education and get-out-the-vote efforts.
In each campaign, EveryLibrary engages with the local library community to determine our best level and type of involvement. We work best for you when we work with you to help make sure every type of library is supported at the ballot box.
As a 501(c)4 organization, contributions to EveryLibrary are not tax deductible. However, if you'd like to make a larger tax-deductible donation to the EveryLibrary Institute (our 501c3) to support our research and training for librarians, please visit everylibraryinstitute.org
You may donate by check or money order (US Funds only) made out to:
P.O. Box 406
45 E. Burlington St.
Riverside, IL 60546
EveryLibrary is a registered 501(c)4 organization (FEIN 46-1534149). We invite you to check up on us before donating by finding out more about us on Guidestar, the most trusted guide to non-profits on the Internet.