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Activists Launch Letter Campaign Against LIbrary Closings

Community activist Marc Stier has hooked up with government watchdog website Hallwatch to launch a new effort to save the 11 libraries slated for closure.

Activists Launch Letter Campaign Against LIbrary Closings

Community activist Marc Stier has hooked up with government watchdog website Hallwatch to launch a new effort to save the 11 libraries slated for closure.

Hallwatch has set up a fax bank on the site for library supporters to send letters to their city councilpeople. The site asks people to push their representatives to join a lawsuit against the closings. 

So far there have 151 letters sent, according to a ticker on the website.

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