Orange carries the day for Montgomery libraries in budget fight

Washington Post – “Maybe it was the orange T-shirts.

After watching Montgomery County’s library budget be cut by more than a quarter in just a few years, supporters of the libraries decided they would for the first time wade into the arena of color-coded lobbying.

Union members had donned yellow T-shirts. The Arts and Humanities Council has chosen green, red and other hues over the years, stylishly featured on coordinated ties, scarves, buttons and blazers.

So when library boosters took their case against another big cut to the County Council, they showed up at the hearings in bright colored shirts stamped with a simple message that would have done Hemingway proud: “Libraries matter. No more cuts.”

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