Keeping Libraries Public: Friends of the Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library & Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton
Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton and Friends of the Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library joined with other local organizations to prevent privatization of the public library system in San Joaquin County. They turned to Public Good PR for strategies and messaging to organize a campaign aimed at keeping their libraries public. Ultimately, the Board of Supervisors voted against privatization.
Public Good PR developed a community organizing strategy for the Keep Libraries Public campaign. We placed Op-Eds and secured multiple news articles about the effort in both local and national outlets. Other strategies included running a letters to the editor campaign in regional newspapers and organizing supporters to speak regularly at Board of Supervisors meetings. Thanks to an effective campaign, the public prevailed and the library system was not privatized.