When You Should Vote For Book Burning
"Vote to Close Troy Library Aug 2."
"Book Burning Party Aug 5."
So read the yard signs designed to get people's attention and change the conversation about library funding in Troy, Mich.—from one all about taxes to one about the value of libraries.
The provocative campaign to save a library at risk of losing funding was intended to counter Tea Party supporters' messaging about what the vote primarily addressed—tax hikes, in the their book.
Touching people's emotions to make them think about the issue in a new way, the campaign turned a vote that was almost certain to cause the closure of the library to one that reflected what the community really wanted.
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