Librarians are rolling up their sleeves, taking off their glasses, and pulling no punches in their efforts to ensure that Americans understand Democratic processes and the essential nature of community participation in those processes. By making the most of their positions as community centers and trusted information providers, libraries are bringing people together to learn about and discuss political issues face to face, empowering them to work collectively for their civil rights and the rights of others.
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Ramsey, Elizabeth. (2018). "Champions of Democracy: Libraries' Essential Contributions to a Civil Society". The Blue Review, .