We immediately put out the call to you, our donors, and asked for help to buy more ads across social media about that library. You helped us amp-up a message to Lafourche voters that their library is in danger of losing it’s funding in a catastrophic way. Having Neil Gaiman tweet out about it didn’t hurt either:
So… @neilhimself broke @everylibrary‘s page about Lafourche and the racism there. But check the story on http://t.co/Vvo2DTg27D
— pcsweeney (@pcsweeney) November 14, 2013
We suspect you agree that gutting the library levy to build a jail is a bad idea. We know that you were as appalled as we are by the Council Chair’s comments. We know because you stepped up and donated, tweeted, posted, tumbled, and shared about this travesty. The messages we’ve put out about the library are focused on the facts in this election. The ads you helped buy talk directly to the people of Lafourche Parish:
Amount raised in 24 hours: $1,125.00
New or renewing donors: 38
Ads up in Lafourche: 8, with a combined targeted reach of 55,000 people 18+ years old
The election is tomorrow. It is crunch time, people. Early voting there is over. The polls open Saturday morning. We need your help sharing the facts about this election widely in the nine communities served by the Lafourche Public Library. If you know people there, reach out to them. If you want to see something different than Mr. Toups’ vision for the library and his jail, donate today so we can reach people there.