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Fwd: Pres. Obama Open Letter on Book Banning/Libraries, Urges Joining UABB

  • 1.  Fwd: Pres. Obama Open Letter on Book Banning/Libraries, Urges Joining UABB

    Posted Jul 17, 2023 04:48 PM

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    From: Alan S. Inouye <ainouye@alawash.org>
    Date: Mon, Jul 17, 2023, 10:40 PM
    Subject: Pres. Obama Open Letter on Book Banning/Libraries, Urges Joining UABB
    To: Alan S. Inouye <ainouye@alawash.org>


    SPREAD THE WORD!

     

    President Barack Obama published an open letter to librarians this morning, expressing his support for libraries and library workers amidst rising book challenges and subsequent attacks on those defending the right to read. His letter was shared online and across his social media pages (in addition to the social media accounts for Michelle Obama and the Obama Foundation), with a note directing followers to the Unite Against Book Bans website and encouraging support for the campaign.

     

    See links to the social posts below.

     

    President Obama:

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Twitter

     

    The Obama Foundation:

    Instagram

    Twitter

     

    To ensure that the letter would reach its intended recipients, President Obama's team requested that we share the letter with the ALA community. You'll notice that the letter has been amplified across ALA's social media pages and shared via American Libraries: Open Letter from Former President Obama Supports Librarians | American Libraries Magazine

     

    Also, ALA contributed to this exclusive story in the Washington Post this morning, which highlights the recent increase in book bans/challenges and President Obama's efforts on social media (particularly, TikTok and Instagram) to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of rallying support for libraries and library workers.

     

    Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.

    Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations and Interim Associate Executive Director

    American Library Association

    1615 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

    Washington, DC  20009

    Office 202-403-8218 ▪ Mobile 202-276-6738 ▪ ainouye@alawash.org

    Follow Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlanSInouye