YES on Measure D: You can help keep libraries open!
Have you noticed that for many Claremont kids, the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library is basically a de facto after school program? This is the same throughout Oakland. But the Oakland Public Library is in trouble.
Measure D is a $75 parcel tax that will fund libraries in a way they haven’t been funded since before the recession. If Measure D does not pass, branches will close and libraries that remain open will likely reduce hours and staffing.
If Measure D passes, the funds will keep all libraries open, branches will be open more days (branches are open only 5 days a week right now), hours open will increase, and programs and services will be maintained or expanded. A neighborhood without a library is a frightening reality to consider. Please vote for Measure D on June 5 or in your mail-in ballot. It you’d like to get involved with the campaign, here’s a handful of ways you can do it:
- Attend our house party on Thurs, May 5th: http://evite.me/7rYuFTPaYB(hosted by past, present, and future Claremont families) You will meet OPL Librarians and learn all about the measure.
- Email or use social media to tell your Oaklander friends about the measure and ask them to support it. Copy the above message and find more info here: https://www.protectoaklandlibraries.org
- Put a Measure D sign in your yard. Go to https://www.protectoaklandlibraries.org/joinand sign up for one or contact Elizabeth Falkner who has a stash on her porch.
- Make a donation to the campaign to help pay for signs and other efforts: https://www.protectoaklandlibraries.org/donate
Thanks for your support!