Fully fund the Miami-Dade County Library System.
  • Petitioned Carlos A. Gimenez

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Carlos A. Gimenez
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Barbara Jordan
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Jean Monestime
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Audrey Edmonson
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Sally A. Heyman
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Bruno A. Barreiro
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Rebeca Sosa
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Xavier L. Suarez
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Lynda Bell
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Dennis C. Moss
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Javier D. Souto
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Juan C. Zapata
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
José “Pepe” Díaz
Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Esteban Bovo, Jr.

Fully fund the Miami-Dade County Library System.

    1. Petition by

      Rene Ramos, Citizen

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September 2013

Victory

From Petition Organizer: Dear Friends, Thanks in part to your support, and through the herculean efforts of library supporters who spoke truth to power, the Miami-Dade Public Library System will live to see another day. This petition is now closed, but the fight continues.

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Public Libraries inform, educate, enlighten, and enable the public. They are the key to a robust democracy, and should not be subject to the whims of the political process.

To:
Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Barbara Jordan, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Jean Monestime, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Audrey Edmonson, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Sally A. Heyman, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Bruno A. Barreiro, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Rebeca Sosa, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Xavier L. Suarez, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Lynda Bell, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Dennis C. Moss, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Javier D. Souto, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Juan C. Zapata, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
José “Pepe” Díaz, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Esteban Bovo, Jr., Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Fully fund the Miami-Dade County Library System. We need our Libraries now more than ever!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      At the request of Miami-Dade commissioners, county administrators released on Tuesday morning a list of the public libraries and fire-rescue units that would be shut down under the worst-case scenario in Mayor Carlos Gimenez's latest budget proposal. Nearly half of the county's 49 libraries - 22 - would be shuttered, and six fire-rescue units, out of 139, would be eliminated.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Katherine Dayton WAYNE, IL
      • 7 months ago

      Because freedom of information is important to me!

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    • josefina james MIAMI, FL
      • 7 months ago

      my 6 year old grandchild goes to the library almost every day

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    • Charles Bernstein MIAMI, FL
      • 7 months ago

      The library system provides our community with free access to books and other media, making it indispensible for learning and the enrichment of life.

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      • 7 months ago

      Libraries are a vital component of our education system, the flow of information and the preservation and passing on of history to future generations.

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      • 7 months ago

      There was a mismanagement of money and now the libraries, the librarians, the academics, the curious, the hopefuls of tomorrow, and the cultured citizens are having to pay for it. I support the Libraries. Shift your priorities, Mayor.

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