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One Step Closer to Protecting Public Libraries!

There is a growing effort in California and elsewhere to allow private, for-profit companies to privatize public libraries. On July 6th, SEIU Local 721 librarians, board members and community allies testified before the California Senate Governance and Finance Committee and asked them to approve Assembly Bill 438. AB 438 . The committee passed the bill to protect the public and taxpayers by requiring public notice and transparency about the true costs of privatizing public libraries by a 6-3 vote.