Kalamazoo Public Library Board Passes Resolution on Senate Bill No. 571

Jan 5/, 2016 05:12:02 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

The Kalamazoo Public Library Board and Trustees met on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 to pass a resolution against Senate Bill 571, currently being reviewed by Governor Snyder. 

SB 571 would prohibit libraries and other governmental entities from sharing information about millages within 60 days of an election. SB 571 reduces transparency in elections by prohibiting library employees and boards from answering factual questions from the people they serve. 

Governor Snyder has until January 14th to sign or veto SB 571. In the meantime, librarians, library board members, library Friends and concerned citizens from across Michigan and the country have signed a petition crafted by EveryLibrary urging Governor Snyder to veto the bill. 

The Kalamazoo Public Library resolution against Senate Bill 571 can be found here. The resolution was submitted to Governor Snyder's office on Tuesday, January 5. 

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