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Illinois Says No to 'Undemocratic' Public Library Book Bans

ULC's President and CEO Brooks Rainwater was quoted in a Governing article about Illinois' newest legislation to prohibit book bans.

“It is heartening to see that the state of Illinois is taking legislative measures to protect the essential right of intellectual freedom,” said Brooks Rainwater, President and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council. “The ability of Americans to learn from and engage with different perspectives is essential to our democracy, and all voices — particularly those of LGBTQ+ authors and authors of color — must be heard for this to happen.”