Vote YES on PPL, Tomorrow, Nov. 4

Vote YES on PPL, tomorrow, Nov. 4

PPL will expand our Pomona Public Library’s hours to a minimum of 38 hours per week, increase access to homework help, literacy training, internet service and Pomona’s valuable historical collection. It will ensure professional leadership.

PPL is endorsed by The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the local League of Women Voters, and hundreds of Pomona citizens like you.

Don’t be misled or discouraged by well-funded outside special interests or disgruntled naysayers. Answer their negativity by voting YES on PPL. In this election, every vote counts. Your vote counts.

If you need help finding your polling place, go to the LA County Poll Locator  and enter your street address. If you need help getting to the polls, email us at info@soppl.org.

 Pomona Public Library – YES

Pomona Public Library – YES

Vote YES on PPL, Tuesday, Nov. 4

Vote YES for a minimum of 38 hours of library service per week

Vote YES for more homework help

Vote YES for literacy training

Vote YES for increased internet services

Vote YES for the heart and soul of our community

Endorsed by The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The local League of Women Voters, and hundreds of Pomona citizens like you.

Vote YES on PPL
Pomona Public Library
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November 4th is just a week away

YES-PPL smallNovember 4th is just a week away. We need all Measure PPL supporters to vote. Many of you participated in early voting which is great. This is a time of great hope, but we cannot be complacent.   Please make sure all friends, neighbors, and family members are aware of just how critical casting a YES on PPL vote is to the health and vibrancy of our library. To find your voting place visit the LA County Poll Locator.

Thanks to all who responded to my last newsletter about the well-funded group of outside special interests who are pouring vast amounts of money into our local issue.   The California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC, with a Los Angeles address, paid for a second mailing again filled with distorted truths, innuendo, and false or misleading statements. I was told over the weekend there is a television advertisement as well.

Remember, Measure PPL requires a 2/3s affirmative vote in order to pass. Our library desperately needs sustainable funding. Furthermore, I want to send a message to these unscrupulous outsiders: the Pomona electorate is not for sale. But we need the voting public to come out in force and Vote YES on Measure PPL!

Outsiders Seek to Influence Pomona Election

I received a disturbing mailer yesterday, as I’m sure did many of you. A Realtors’ political action committee (PAC), with a Los Angeles address, sent an oppositional Measure PPL mailer filled with distorted truths, innuendos, and false or misleading statements.

This is a perfect example of well-funded outsiders pouring large amounts of money into what is essentially a local issue. Make no mistake, this postcard is large and professionally put together, which is expensive. Our SOPPL group, advocating for the library is composed of those who live, and for the most part, own homes in Pomona. In the past two and half years, we have been engaged in community events wearing vivid bright green shirts. Our meetings are open to the public, and we invite input. We have faces. There has been no stealth agenda. We love our public library and want it not only to survive, but thrive!

The mailing was paid for by California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC, with a Los Angeles address. The realtors I know, who live and have vested interest in the well-being of our city, all have Vote Yes on PPL signs in their front yards.

I’m particularly outraged at how heartless and divisive these outsiders are to cynically pit homeowners against renters.

Please, do not be fooled by the false narrative and specious arguments of this well-funded group of outside special interests. Vote YES on PPL.

Marian Higgins
Coordinator, SOPPL / Advocac

“Pomona voters should say yes to Measure PPL” – The Daily Bulletin

The Daily Bulletin endorses PPL. Here is part of what they said,

We back whatever promotes literacy, and this measure would do that in a city where children need every advantage they can get.

Two years ago we supported Measure X to reverse city cuts to the library, and Measure PPL (Pomona Public Library, get it?) is superior to that one. For one thing, PPL’s parcel tax to support the library would end in 10 years. . . .

PPL requires that the money raised goes to library operations in addition to current library funding; none of it can be transferred to the general fund.

Pomona voters should say yes to Measure PPL to restore their public library.

Check out the whole Daily Bulletin endorsement.