Item 86: Freedom to Read

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Natalie Deller
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Item 86: Freedom to Read

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A message from Council Member Pool:

Colleagues,

In light of ongoing efforts to ban books in Texas, this week I am bringing an IFC to support the American Library Association’s "Freedom To Read" initiative, as well as amplify the excellent work undertaken by the Austin Library Commission and Austin Public Library to stand up for our freedom to read. Item 86 denounces book banning, and states our support for the materials-selection methodology utilized by APL. Thank you to co-sponsors MPT Alter and CMs Fuentes, Tovo, and Harper-Madison; I want to extend an invitation to all of you to co-sponsor and join me in this important effort.

Now let's go read some banned books!

Here is a link to the resolution, Item 86 on this week's agenda.
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/ ... eg.htm#086

Leslie
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Office of Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7
Ann Kitchen
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Re: Item 86: Freedom to Read

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Thank you so much CM Pool. Please add me as a co-sponsor.

Best
Ann Kitchen
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Ann Kitchen
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Paige Ellis
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Re: Item 86: Freedom to Read

Post by Paige Ellis »

Thank you for your leadership on this issue, CM Pool. I would like to be added as a cosponsor.

Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
Council Member, District 8
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