EveryLibrary, a political action committee that helps libraries win local elections that have library funding issues on the ballot, announced that educational publisher Rosen Publishing has established a $3,000 fundraising challenge that will last through August 31. Rosen Publishing will match any contribution up to $3,000 in support of EveryLibrary’s work to support libraries.
Rosen Publishing founder and president Roger Rosen called EveryLibrary a “unique and effective organization for library advocacy. For every dollar spent on library ballot campaigns they have helped win $370 in public funding for libraries. We want to see that continue to grow.”
Founded in 2012 by former American Library Association membership director John Chrastka, EveryLibrary helps prepare local libraries for ballot initiatives by providing strategic consulting and studies, training volunteers, offering financial support, and conducting direct get-out-the-vote efforts. The Library PAC has already helped libraries win funding issues in several local elections.
Supporters can donate $10 or more to the Rosen Publishing Fundraising Challenge at Ralley.org.
Chrastka praised Rosen’s support for EveryLibrary and noted that the publisher is also donating over 250,000 books to summer reading programs across the countr, “and making new connections for libraries in the process. I admire Mr. Rosen’s commitment to leveraging the power of libraries in communities and appreciate this Fundraising Challenge.”