Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read. Your voice can make a difference.

A proposed administrative rule threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. This measure would take choices out of the hands of individuals and families, instead giving inappropriate control to the state and activist groups. It would also put restrictions on the open exchange of ideas, stories, and experiences.


A public comment period runs through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for libraries and for your right to read. 


Contact the secretary of state’s office and share why you want to continue to make your own reading choices, push back against efforts to remove books from shelves, and reject policies that target libraries and educators for serving all people in our community.


Learn more here.

From the Kansas City Public Library

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