Go BOnd B 2022
By Omar Durant, Chair
This November 8th, 2022, New Mexico citizens will vote on General Obligation Bond Issue B, which if passed, will provide publicly funded New Mexico libraries with a total of $19.000,000.00.
This GO Bond will provide $6,000,000 each for Higher Education libraries, Public libraries and Public School libraries. It will provide $1,000,000 for NM Tribal libraries.
Thanks to funding from the New Mexico Library Association, the Bonds for Libraries Special Interest Group (BfLSIG) is working on several ways to promote public awareness for the 2022 GO Bond Issue B.
Library Legislative Day was held virtually on January 28, 2022.
NMLA Legislative Advocate Larry Horan speaks about communicating with legislators in 2022 during the session and beyond. Advocates for each of our library groups speak to our priorities and concerns.
We are updating our website with new material that will provide you, your parent organizations and your communities with current information about the upcoming GO Bond election in November.
The website has charts to show the estimated amounts each library would receive if the bond issue passes. Using this information, libraries can put together how much would be received by each type of library in a community or county.
Libraries can also identify what needs can be addressed with the local allocation, including responses needed due to the pandemic. Individual libraries are encouraged to post these facts on social media, as long as it is informational rather than advocacy.
NOTE: If you need more information regarding what is not allowed to be promoted with your outreach, there is an article on the BfLSIG website that addresses this issue.
Ideas: Need ideas for flyers and bookmarks? – Access brochure and bookmark designs from previous years online at https://nmbondsforlibraries.wildapricot.org/ . Download or copy any of the items posted there and print them at your site for distribution in your community. If you design your own graphics or flyers or bookmarks, please share them with us and we will post them on the website.New Outreach Suggestions: If you have an idea for a resource or graphic that would help you “sell” the GO Bond B in your area please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on the BfLSIG website.