Below you'll find sample texts for letters and phone calls you can make urging the Lafayette Parish Council to remove Robert Judge from the Lafayette Public Library Board of Control. Since his appointment in 2021, Mr. Judge has attempted to systematically destroy LPL, and has, in the process, done a great deal of damage to both our library system and its reputation. We are asking the Parish Council, which appointed Mr. Judge, to remove him as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage to one of Lafayette Parish's most precious and beloved public assets.
Feel free to take these words as suggestions and change them to suit your needs.
Bryan Tabor, District 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Naquin, District 2: email@example.com
Joshua Carlson, District 3: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Guilbeau, District 4: email@example.com
AB Rubin, District 5: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Council Members,
I am writing to ask that you add an item to the next council agenda taking action to remove Robert Judge from the Lafayette Public Library Board of Control.
Since his appointment in 2021, Mr. Judge has brought nothing but chaos and controversy to our library. In his role as board President, he has attempted to illegally fire both a beloved community librarian and now the library Director, as well as having dragged himself, LCG, and other board members into two lawsuits. He has repeatedly dragged his feet on the construction of the new Northeast Library as well as the repairs to the North and South Regional Libraries, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has also wasted precious library time on frivolous, controversial agenda items such as changing the library's mission statement as well as repeatedly and unnecessarily changing the board's bylaws and library collection development policies.
All of these things have, of course, cost the library money, but, perhaps just as importantly, they have cost our library its reputation. Once hailed as one of the best public libraries in Louisiana, LPL, under Mr. Judge's leadership, is now a cautionary tale of what happens to a library system when it is run by someone without experience, expertise, or the willingness to reach out for either. The time has come to set things right - gentlemen, you have the power to do just that.
SAMPLE PHONE SCRIPT
Phone #: (337) 291-8800
My name is __________.
I'm calling to ask that the Parish Council please add an item to the council's next meeting agenda to remove Robert Judge from the library Board of Control. Since he was appointed in 2021, Mr. Judge has tried to illegally fire both a librarian and now the Director; has gotten himself, LCG, and other board members involved in two lawsuits, and has delayed the construction of the new Northeast library as well as the renovations on the North Regional and South Regional libraries. The time has come to stop his reckless and irresponsible leadership and remove him from this board.
Thank you for your time.