I spy astroturf

This is not to say that libraries closing is a good thing. But see what you make of this memo. The name of the company has been redacted to prevent me from being dooced.

"Dear [Company that markets to libraries] Michigan Employees:

"As you may have seen in the news, Michigan library funding is at significant risk. Governor Granholm issued an Executive Order Monday, July 13 calling for the elimination of the Department of History, Arts and Libraries (HAL). At particular risk are the MeLibrary, MeLCat and MeL Tests and Tutorials – all resources used for research, educational purposes, job seeking and job preparation... [And some of those resources include our products, which we'd stop profiting from if they were closed.]

"[Company that markets to libraries] is sponsoring buses to take up to 200 employees to the State Capital on September 10 for a rally that kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Our buses will proudly proclaim "[Company that markets to libraries] for Michigan Libraries." Subject to manager approval, the first 200 employees to sign up to attend the rally will board the buses on September 10! ... Rally participants are asked to wear red and [Company that markets to libraries] will provide signs to help express our commitment to libraries."


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