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To: Sarasota Commissioners and Legislators

Don't let the government regulate books in Sarasota Libraries

Commissioners and legislators in Sarasota County are attempting to control libraries and regulate the books that families are allowed to choose for themselves.

We need people like you to sign this petition today.

Why is this important?

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.

How it will be delivered

The petition will be emailed to them.

Sarasota, FL, USA

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2023-11-12 09:56:49 -0500

100 signatures reached

2023-11-11 11:17:16 -0500

50 signatures reached

2023-11-11 06:25:39 -0500

25 signatures reached

2023-11-10 21:46:33 -0500

10 signatures reached