2013 was our inaugural year as the first national political action committee for
libraries. In that year, over 350 individual, corporate, and union donors provided financial support for EveryLibrary to work on seven library campaigns, support campaign planning with six other communities, speak at numerous in-person and online events about campaign-style library advocacy, and secure over $15 million in basic funding through tax support for libraries. Our donors and supporters have helped quickly identify EveryLibrary as a new and important addition to the library advocacy ecosystem. We are honored by a trust in our work that is not only expressed in donations but in the volunteer time, “signal boosts”, and the thoughtful engagement of so many people. [Our emphasis] As Executive Director, I am proud to report that for each dollar spent in support of library campaigns we have helped secure $1,450 in tax funding at the ballot box.