Local Groups

Okefenokee Library Alliance

The Okefenokee Library Alliance is a grassroots group formed in early 2023 to resist the wave of censorship and efforts to ban not just books, but displays and clubs at our libraries.
10 Members
Organizers
AM
Andrea Miller
KT
Ken Taft

Catawba FReadom Readers

This is a group of Catawba County, NC residents that cherish academic freedom in our education system. We oppose censorship in our public schools.
8 Members
Organizers
KT
Kimberly Turk

Ozark Dale County Library Alliance

Our group is dedicated to defending libraries from book-banning efforts.
7 Members
Organizers
BG
Brittany Galland

Baltimore First Amendment Defense Group

Our group is dedicated to defending libraries from book-banning efforts, promoting the role of school librarians, and supporting libraries and librarians in our community.
7 Members
Organizers
ED
Elizabeth DeCoster

Parents Defending Schools and Libraries

Parents Defending Schools and Libraries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in Oregon. We serve as an early warning and alert system for parents, students and their allies nationwide. When a book is challenged, a classroom disrupted or school board threatened, we provide the means to alert other parents in the area who want to push back and protect our education system. We provide support for those who want to stand up for the Right to Read and the Right to Learn. We promote inclusive library collections by providing donor supported direct grants to school libraries.
6 Members
Organizers
EO
Emily O'Neal

Worcester United

Mission Statement: Worcester United is dedicated to supporting public education. Through advocacy and collaborative efforts, we strive to break down systemic barriers, fostering an inclusive environment that empowers every learner. Our vision is a society where all students, regardless of background, have access to a quality education, creating a foundation for a more just and prosperous future. Goals: Support candidates for local political office (Board of Education and County Commissioners) that are in line with our mission statement. Advocate for all students in Worcester County to have equitable access to high quality education. Support the federal and state standards for book selection procedures to ensure reading materials are reflective of all Worcester County Students.
5 Members
Organizers
BH
Brittany Hulme Tignor
RZ
Rose Zollinger

Llano Reads First Amendment Defense Group

Our group is dedicated to defending libraries from book-banning efforts.
4 Members
Organizers
DW
Dena Wilson
LM
Lisa Miller
1 Other

Let Our Kids Read - Volusia County

Let Our Kids Read is a community of education advocates who recognize the importance of literature and student access. We find value in books, which address real issues our children face in everyday life. Having even one child find a book that makes them not feel alone or ashamed is immeasurable.
4 Members
Organizers
CC
C C

Harford County Alliance

Our group is dedicated to defending libraries from book-banning efforts. Advocating for a safe and inclusive environment for all our learners.
3 Members
Organizers
KG
Kristy Gizinski

Phight for the Phirst

Our group is dedicated to defending libraries in the Greater Philadelphia Area from book-banning efforts.
3 Members
Organizers
AP
Adam Parsons