What our endorsers say

We're grateful for the support we've received for YES on 6C from community leaders, electeds, businesses, and organizations. Here's a running list of their statements in support of the library district. Stay tuned to this page as we update it regularly!

Jeff and Paige, musical performers

Jeff and Paige endorse measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "As Paige of Jeff and Paige, I've visited libraries of every type. It's clear that funding for the library here in our hometown has been reduced year after year to the point that many of its hours, resources, and programs are reduced, closed, or paused. We support the library district because it will put the library back on firm footing for the future, and that's important for the whole community."


Senate President Steve Fenberg
Read his Boulder Weekly op ed: Libraries are the frontlines of democracy. We must fund them.

Steve Fenberg endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Strong libraries create resilient communities — particularly in times of uncertainty. Putting the Boulder Public Library on a solid funding path through the creation of a library district will not only help our library system grow and thrive, but is another significant step we can take to protect democracy."

 

State representative Judy Amabile

Judy Amabile endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "I support the Boulder Public Library becoming a district, because it's the most equitable way to fund this important community asset. Public libraries are vital to community health and well-being. Supporting libraries means ensuring that they have a stable, sustainable funding path for the future."


State representative Edie Hooton

Edie Hooton endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "The Boulder Public Library is a place for joy, and also an essential institution for promoting literacy, democracy, technology, and culture in our community.  I support the library district because our library system currently lacks the funding it needs to meet current and growing demand."


State Representative Tracey Bernett
Tracey Bernett endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Demand for library services continues to grow, especially in the northeast Boulder and Gunbarrel areas. We need an adequate and consistent funding source for this important service. I strongly support voting YES on the library district."


City of Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett
Read Mayor Brockett and Councilmember Joseph's Daily camera op ed: A district will secure the future for Boulder's public library

Mayor Aaron Brockett: "future. A Boulder Public Library District is an easy choice, and the best way to ensure our libraries remain accessible and strong for generations to come. Please join me in supporting measure 6C to fund our libraries this November!"

 

Councilmember and HD10 candidate Junie Joseph Read Councilmember Joseph's and Mayor Brockett's Daily camera op ed: A district will secure the future for Boulder's public library

Councilmember Junie Joseph on why she support YES on 6C, funding our libraries: As a community leader committed to education and equity, I want the best future for Boulder’s public library. The best way to secure that future is through a library district.

 

Former Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones Read her joint Daily Camera op ed with Ashley Stolzmann

Former Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones on why she supports measure 6C to fund our libraries: "Libraries serve us quietly in good times, and serve as anchors when disaster strikes. We know our communities are stronger when they have strong libraries, and that is why I support the Boulder Library District."


BVSD School Board Member Richard Garcia Read his Daily Camera op ed: Create a library district to open new possibilities for our community

BVSD Boardmember Richard Garcia endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "If our library is a bridge to gaps in learning, wealth, and access, then it is essential social infrastructure."


Mayor Pro Tem, City of Boulder, Rachel Friend

Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Friend endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Establishing a library district in Boulder will set our library system on a great path for long term financial stability and success. And it can free up city general funds for other urgent needs. Yeah! My vote will be an enthusiastic yes to this common-sense investment in our community."

 

Council Member, City of Boulder, Matt Benjamin

City Councilmember Matt Benjamin endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Many of us have fond memories of the impacts public libraries have had on our lives. It's time we pay that forward by investing in the education, social, and creative opportunities that libraries can unlock for future generations. Join me in voting YES on the Boulder Library District ballot measure this fall."


Vice President of BVSD School Board Lisa Sweeney-Miran

BVSD Vice President Lisa Sweeney-Miran endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "The partnership between the Boulder Public Library and our school system is vital. Unfortunately, programs have been cancelled or limited due to lack of sustainable funding for the library. I support the library district measure because schools and libraries are twin pillars in our community for literacy, learning, and building a strong community."


Council Member, City of Boulder, Nicole Speer

City Councilmember Nicole Speer endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Our libraries are spaces that bring us together, and I cannot think of a better investment in our city’s future than finally putting them on a financially sustainable path. The time to act is now, before we lose even more services. That is why I support the Boulder Library district measure."


BVSD School Board Member Beth Niznik

BVSD Boardmember Beth Niznik endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Public libraries, like our public schools, require safekeeping, care, and intentional investment. The Boulder Public Library has been underfunded for decades, resulting in a loss of services to the community that was only made worse during the pandemic. I support the formation of a library district so that those services can be restored and put on firmer footing for the future."

 

Mayor of Louisville and candidate for Boulder County Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann Read her joint Daily Camera op ed with Elise Jones

Mayor of Louisville and candidate for Boulder County Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann on why she supports YES on 6c to fund our libraries


Former BVSD School Board President Sam Fuqua 
Read Sam's Daily Camera op ed: Like schools, libraries need independent funding

Former BVSD Board president Sam Fuqua endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "I just signed up for a welding class because I have a little project at my house. I don't know how to do that, but I'm gonna learn at the BLDG 61 makerspace."


Henry Koren, Small business owner
Small business owner Henry Koren endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "There exists a pipeline of developing bright, young citizens that starts with the library and continues on to BVSD, CU, and eventually into the workplace. My company is happy to pay an additional tax to invest in our community by funding the creation of a library district."


Vikas Reddy, Small business owner
Small business owner Vikas Reddy endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Until recently, I didn’t realize how poorly we were funding our library system. As usage for the library has grown, the funding hasn’t kept up. A library district would solve this with a dedicated property tax. I’m strongly in favor of us joining similarly-sized cities across the state and country in creating a library district."


Adriana Paola Palacios Luna, Small business owner
Founder Adriana Paola Palacios Luna endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "I definitely support the library district. It is a democratic place where people can access information and many other resources. For some of us, libraries are a place to access mental health: through art, culture, music, the teen space, and the makerspace. It’s a place where we can be ourselves."

 

Nathan Seidle, Small business owner
CEO of Sparkfun small business owner Nathan Seidle endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "Increased funding to the library means a more educated workforce. As a business person looking at the predicament both the library and the city are in financially, it just makes sense to form a library district."


Maximilian Knight, Small business owner
Small business owner Maximilian Knight endorses measure 6C: Boulder Library district. "The laser cutters and 3D printers in the BLDG 61 makerspace have allowed us to scale our business. The biggest problem is that it’s only open twice a week. Getting the makerspace open is really important to us. That’s why I support the library district."