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Library Initiative for the 2022 Ballot

April 28, 2022

An open letter from the Citizens Committee for the Library Intiative:

Dear Friend of the Library,

We need your help!

The Citizens Committee for the Library Initiative 2022 has been busy petitioning registered voters for signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot. Thus far, in the 4 weeks since launching the campaign, District 4 has collected nearly 400 signatures. However, we still have a long way to go in meeting our goal of 1200 signatures by the deadline of June 17, 2022.

How can you help?

Volunteer to gather signatures—at tables outside the Post Office, at grocery stores, churches, anywhere there are a number of people.

If you can volunteer a few hours a week to help reach this goal, please contact one of the coordinators for District 4:

Janice Marcell
janice.marcell@yahoo.com
Carolyn Schneider
carolynmae66@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of Mendocino County Libraries.

The Citizens Committee for the Library Initiative 2022

Other ways you can help:

  • Sign the petition
  • Contribute funds to the Citizen’s Committee for the Library Initiative 2022 to help with printing and campaign costs
  • Write a letter of support to your local newspaper
  • Spread the word
  • Vote YES for the Libraries on November 8, 2022

A proposal to add 1/4 of a cent to the Mendocino County sales tax to provide increased library services, materials, and building improvements and repairs was submitted to the Mendocino County Office of Elections and County Council by the Citizens Committee for the Library Initiative (a group of Mendocino County residents interested in sustaining and enriching the library) for placement on the November 2022 ballot.

To achieve placement on the ballot, the Committee needs six-thousand signatures from county residents. To gather signatures, the Committee needs volunteers to gather signatures, with all signatures submitted to the Committee no later than June 17, 2022.

The role of volunteer gatherers is to collect signatures from registered county voters (outside grocery stores and libraries in their respective communities) and turn those signatures in to their district’s Petition Coordinator.

Training for the Petition Coordinators will be led by Michael Schaefer, a Measure A campaign veteran. The training will take place as soon as positions are filled.

If you can help with this petition drive, please contact any of the Committee members listed below.

janice.marcell@yahoo.com   (Janice Marcell)

carolynmae66@gmail.com   (Carolyn Schneider)

lynnzimm@mcn.org  (Lynn Zimmermann)

Or you can fill out this volunteer interest form:

District 4 Volunteer Signature Gatherer

Thank you for your ongoing support of our Mendocino County Libraries.