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"Raskin, Schatz Reintroduce Resolution Recognizing Banned Books Week"

ULC was mentioned in a press release from the Office of Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) about the reintroduction a Resolution recognizing Banned Books Week and condemning the escalating attacks on books and freedom of expression in the United States.

ULC President and CEO Brooks Rainwater was present at the press conference and quoted in the release:

“The rise in attempts to pull books from library shelves is more than concerning—it is an assault on Americans’ constitutional rights to free speech and is harmful to democracy,” said Brooks Rainwater, President and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council.?“Libraries are the cornerstones of communities all across the country, and now more than ever the librarians who work there have become guardians of American democracy and defenders of the Constitution.”