Friday, May 29, 2009

A Message about West Bend

A message from Cindy Crane of GSA For Safe Schools:

Dear All,

As those of you who have been keeping up with the West Bend Community
Library drama know, the heat over the library having books with LGBT
content in the youth section has not let up at all (it has intensified).
The library has been a target of hate with four library board members
ousted by the West Bend Common Council. One of the alder people from the
council referred to the library as being like "a porn shop."

On Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m. the library board will meet at McLane
Elementary School in West Bend to listen to arguments for and against the
books. People can sign-up to speak to the board from 5:30 - 6 PM only.
Each person who registers will be given two minutes to address the board.

The four board members who have been denied by the City Council are still
on the board until replacements are appointed, so there is a good chance
that the Maziarka (the ring leader behind the book protest) will have her
complaint denied.

I've been told that rounding up folks to attend the meeting or calling or
writing board members ASAP would be much appreciated (please go to for contact information). The more the merrier
on Tuesday!

I'm leaving early to get in line. The capcity in the gym will be limited
by the fire marshall. I'm leaving at 2:30 from the GSAFE office. If
you're interested in car pooling please let me know soon! I'll have room
to give rides, and if I hear from enough people I'll acquire a van.

Let's do it!


Cindy Crane
Executive Director
GSA for Safe Schools
301 S. Bedford St., Ste. 1
Madison, WI 53703
Ph: 608-661-4141
Fax: 608-661-1360

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