The Librarians Guild urges a “Yes” vote on Measure L in LA City election on Tuesday, March 8. The measure will reopen library doors without raising taxes.
The budget cuts implemented on July 1, 2010 have reduced the Los Angeles Public Library to 5 days of service per week, including unprecedented city-wide library closures on Mondays and Sundays.
Measure L focuses on our children. It is well known that the most dangerous time of the day for our city’s youths is weekdays between 3pm and 6pm, and that our city libraries keep kids safe during these times. Keeping the library open is the best crime prevention money that our city spends. Your vote can ensure that libraries do not remain closed to the people who need them.
Measure L also focuses on our city’s job seekers, on our elderly, disenfranchised and disabled brothers and sisters who rely on our public library for so many important services, materials and training opportunities. In this terrible recession, we ask for your vote to reopen libraries in every neighborhood.
Please join a united coalition of labor that urges a “Yes” vote on Measure L, including SEIU Local 721; Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; AFSCME Local 3090; AFSCME District Council 36; UA Plumbers Local 78; The Engineers and Architects Association; the Bus Riders Union, and the Writers Guild of America (WGA).