Get the YES Vote Out: Tips & Trends from Around the Country: This workshop is perfect for member library directors, staff, trustees and Friends Groups of libraries that currently have a public vote on their budget, plan to have a public vote on their budget or see a building referendum in their future.
Thursday, May 7th from 12:30 – 2:30pm
MHLS Auditorium, Poughkeepsie, NY
Presented by John Chrastka, Executive Director for EveryLibrary, the first nationwide political action committee for libraries
Join us for a deep dive into library funding and building campaigns from around the country. Since it started in 2013, EveryLibrary has provided pro-bono consulting and coaching to 25 library communities at the ballot box, winning 19 and securing over $46 million in stable tax revenue for those libraries. John will share real-world insights and actionable ideas for rural, suburban, and urban library campaigns, particularly for low-resourced communities.
Whether you are on the ballot in 2015 or sometime in the next 3 years, come to learn about:
- what drives voter behavior
- how to engage – and overcome – the 5 main sources of opposition to library campaigns
- how to use social media effectively in advance of a campaign and
- how to leverage the entire advocacy community for success
You’ll hopefully come away with a new framework for Information Only and YES campaigns. Please register online