“The Republican Party, at every level, has launched an all out war on America’s Public Libraries. Why? Because the majority of Americans trust – and look to – libraries as a source for civic discourse, the free exchange of ideas, the no-barrier participation in democracy, and as an antidote to Fake News. Here in Limestone County, Republican Commissioners, Jason Black, Steve Turner, Darryl Sammet, and Collin Daly, have aggressively worked to defund and discredit the Athens-Limestone Library and it’s staff. If they are able to slip draconian cuts into the budget now, imagine what will happen during an economic downturn. We need organizations like EveryLibrary now more than ever.” - Sandra Hickman *NM*