The editors of this here blog liked my comment from the other day so much, they asked me to put together an entire article, so here goes.
I was responding to an article about how the youth need to step up and help save the OB Library. This is so true!
You may not realize it but the people who have been working to support and save the Ocean Beach branch are no spring chickens. These wonderful folks are in their sixties, 70’s even, and some are in their eighties!
And they are mobilizing to save our library from Mayor Sanders’ budget axe, and they are collecting signatures on petitions. Just wait until you’re that old and you’ll see how much energy it takes just to collect signatures and hold a clipboard. Well, we can’t wait that long, dudes and dudettes.
We need to act now.
We need a rally to focus what is happening with our library. We need a rally to highlight what is potentially going to happen to our library: its CLOSURE! We need a rally to bring media and community attention to these drastic and draconian planned cuts. Councilman Faulconer has already told the OB Rag that he will help sponsor such a rally. But it has to be organized by the PEOPLE OF OB.
We need the young people of Ocean Beach to step up. So, ….
Put down that bong, put away the surfboard, and close the laptop – OB needs you now.
Ocean Beach needs its young people, its youth. Ocean Beach needs you to attend a meeting this Saturday at noon in front of the Library to plan a rally. That’s Saturday, April 30.