Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 16, 2022

Tell Your Friends: Vote YES on Measure C

Protect access to local libraries for everyone in Oakland – without raising taxes – by voting YES on Measure C on the June 7 ballot. Ballots will be mailed to Oakland voters the week of May 9.

Measure C will extend an existing, voter-approved parcel tax (which you may remember as Measure Q from 2004). Oakland’s libraries are largely funded by two parcel taxes, overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 and 2018 for 20 years each. The measure passed in 2004 expires soon and must be extended to keep libraries open and maintain library services. Bottom line: Without Measure C, our neighborhood libraries will be forced to cut hours and services, and some will likely close.

Recent polls show a lot of Oaklanders aren’t even aware of Measure C, and the campaign could use your support getting the word out. Here are four ways to help the Measure C campaign, courtesy of FOPL:

  1. Spread the word about all OPL has done during the pandemic
  2. Tell all the Oaklanders you know to VOTE YES ON C to protect access to local libraries for everyone in Oakland – without raising tax rates. Did you know that Measure C funds can be spent only for Oakland Public Libraries? You heard that right – the City cannot spend this money for any other purpose. And the measure includes exemptions for low-income seniors and residents, community oversight and regular independent audits. We voters have approved this funding in the past. Let’s approve it again!
  3. Sign up to phone-bank and ask your friends to join. Supporters are phone-banking on Mondays from 5 to 8 pm. If you can sign up for even ONE three-hour session, you would be giving OPL some high-quality support. Please go to the VolunteerSignUp ASAP! 
  4. Be ready to vote YES on the June 7 ballot!

Learn more and find out how you can help at protectoaklandlibraries.org.


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