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Encouraging library patrons to participate in democracy through being poll workers

This is a guest post provided by Nayeli Pelayo, Outreach Manager for the Fair Elections Center. On Election Day, it’s too late to change unfair and burdensome voting rules. But we can work together to ensure the rules are clearly explained and accurately applied. Fair Elections Center is encouraging libraries…

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Successful voter outreach: Five ways to get your patrons ready for Election Day

This post was written by guest author Maggie Bush, the Programs and Outreach Director for the League of Women Voters of the United States. This post was originally posted on American Libraries. Libraries offer a prime opportunity for voters to gain access to critical information they need to cast a…

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Advocating before the election: Find out where candidates stand on library issues

This article was crossposted from American Libraries and was written by guest author David Shumaker. David Shumaker retired this month after serving 12 years as clinical associate professor in library and information science at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. When it comes to advocacy for libraries, we often…

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