• Stand with the Autauga-Prattville Public Library
    Clean Up Alabama knows that its policies are unpopular and that the public, when informed of their plans, does not support their efforts. This is why they must employ shady political tactics, make vile accusations, and threaten library board members and city officials. They want censorship and publicly applaud book burning; they are extremists who will accept nothing less than the complete eradication of everything they deem “offensive.” By siding with these extremists, the Autauga County Commission completely betrayed the Autauga-Prattville Library, causing three of the current (and long-serving) library board members to resign. Even worse, each Commissioner betrayed the trust of their constituents - an unwise move going into an election year. Read Freely Alabama and Fight for the First, Prattville demands that the Commissioners immediately rescind the appointment, issue an apology to the previous board members and work with the library to appoint candidates committed to protecting parental rights and constitutional librarianship. Please sign and share this petition and join us in calling for the Autauga County Commission to rescind this appointment and to follow established procedures for appointing future library board members
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    Created by Jennifer Venable-Humphrey
  • Stop Book Bans in Cobb County Public Schools
    The district feels it is in the majority when it comes to removing classic and diverse literature from our school libraries. It is up to the community to show that we trust our teachers to foster a love of reading in our students and challenge them to develop critical thinking skills that will prepare them for the world around them. Sign our petition to call on our district leadership to halt these book bans, follow their own policies on the review of books, and leave those decisions to qualified librarians and media specialists in each school.
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    Created by Micheal Garza
  • Don't let the government regulate books in Sarasota Libraries
    Early this week, disregarding hundreds of their constituents’ pleas, the Sarasota County Commissioners voted to terminate the library's association with the American Library Association and the Florida Library Association, which funds many programs important to our community. Without such support the library will lose opportunities for public funding and it will make it easier for the government to regulate books that families can choose for themselves. Loss of access to these educational opportunities will negatively impact our children's ability to lead successful lives. We must fight back in support of our libraries and our constitutional right to read whatever book we choose for ourselves and our children. The Commissioners have proven yet again, that they do not vote in accord with their constituents needs and must be ousted out of office in 2024. The Social Justice Alliance of the Florida Suncoast is planning a Right to Read, All Books for All People Festival on February 24, 2024, in support of our public schools and libraries and to raise awareness of how local government is undermining our freedoms. We'll keep you posted with further details on our festival planning.
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    Created by Anna Drallios
  • Say NO to Book Bans in CISD
    As you are well aware by now, there are people who seek to remove any book from the CISD library shelves that does not align with their personal ideology. Extremist groups that do not have children in CISD are using school board meetings to push their own agenda. It is important that students not only see themselves represented in the pages of a book, but also gain empathy for others by reading about experiences outside of their own. These book challenges will only increase in the coming days as we near the presidential election. Please join me to advocate for ALL students, because ALL MEANS ALL!
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    Created by Rachel Walker
  • No Book Bans Here: Pine-Richland
    We must come together to make it clear that our community will NOT accept the most restrictive voices making decisions for all of us.
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    Created by Rebeccah Hoffman
  • Oppose the Parents Matter Act!
    Residents of Fresno County need to be heard. We cannot allow a select few to make decisions for all.
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    Created by Christopher Estep
  • STUDENTS in Support of Libraries
    Reading opens doors for students to find someone like themselves by allowing them to read views from around the world. In Catawba County, the library is a prime spot to access books as many students don't have the means to buy books. Student voices need to be heard as WE are the ones affected.
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    Created by Kimberly Turk
  • Support the right to read in Catawba
    Books are being removed from Catawba county school libraries, infringing on parent rights. These bans have consumed tax payer money, teacher's time, and school board time that could have been spent on educating our children. Tell the school board you want these books kept on the shelves. Sign and share this petition.
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    Created by Kimberly Turk
  • Stop Outsiders from Deciding What Your Child Reads in Lubbock
    Outside groups are coming into our community and pressuring school boards to issue a blanket removal of hundreds of books, including classics and award winning books that many of us grew up reading. And, they want the books removed by government action without consulting parents, librarians, or educators. Tell your school board that you are against thoughtless, extreme, government-imposed censorship and for real parental choice and liberty. Sign and share this petition today!
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  • Don't Defund Marathon County Public Library
    Some County Supervisors have threatened to dismantle the county library system. This would destroy years of collaborations between all the communities in Marathon County. Tell your Supervisor that the Marathon County Public Library is an essential service and it needs to be fully funded. Sign and share this petition today!
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  • Stop Book Bans in Utah
    According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article (https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2023/10/23/we-looked-banned-books-utahs), Utah schools have banned hundreds of books in the last year. But not just any books... The top 5 banned authors are women writers who write about coming of age experiences for young adults, particularly girls. Many of these books cover topics such as sexual abuse or having a parent who is addicted to drugs. While these are difficult topics, we know that many teens experience these things, and these books give kids the language and concepts they can use to to draw safe boundaries, and to talk to trusted adults. In short, these books help keep kids safe, and help them know that they are not alone, and that there is hope. Let's tell the politicians that we trust professional librarians and teachers, who are licensed and certified by the state, to choose materials that support the education, development, and mental health of ALL students in accordance with state standards, local policy, and laws. Sign the petition and stand with the majority of Utahns who oppose harmful book bans.
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  • Stop censorship at the Community Library Network!
    Library Trustees are imposing their beliefs on library patrons by censoring books available to young patrons. They are updating the Materials Selection Policy by updating selection of books as a whole or "IN PART." Our Sheriff Norris has also weighed in. Parents should be the ones to determine what books are appropriate for their child, not the Board of Trustees. Having access to a wide array of viewpoints and information is a hallmark of intellectual freedom. Sign today! Let's show the library trustees we are against censorship in any form.
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    Created by Theresa Birkett