Long Beach Public Library Foundation

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Long Beach Public Library release voter guide focused on libraries ahead of March 3 election.

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library, two nonprofit organizations that raise funds and advocate for the city’s 12 public libraries, have jointly created a Voter Guide for the March 3, 2020 Primary Nominating Election. The guide allows voters who recognize the critical role libraries play in Long Beach’s literacy and educational efforts to make informed decisions when voting for candidates running to serve on the Long Beach City Council.

13 candidates participated in the Voter Guide by submitting answers to a questionnaire which included questions about whether they would prioritize expanding library hours, their thoughts on the digital divide, and the importance of public spaces in Long Beach.

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library are 501(c)(3) organizations and, as required by law, will not endorse or advocate for any candidate. The responses from the candidates appear exactly as they were received, without edits. This guide is an educational piece without commentary.