Organizers at Urban Librarians Unite have published the responses for City Council candidates running for office in New York City in 2023. Our eleven question survey focuses on the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read, library worker conditions,  and city funding for public library services and capital needs.

We hope these responses will help you make informed decisions about this year’s election! Find out when and where to vote through the NYC Board of Elections.

2023 Elections

2021 Elections

We owe a massive thank you to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s City Election Initiative. Using their data as a base, volunteers collected additional information about candidates running for city-wide office in 2021. The questionnaire was sent out to 319 candidates running for City Council and 84 candidates running for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Borough President.  

Urban Librarians Unite is a non-partisan 501(3)c dedicated to supporting New York City library workers. As a 501c3, the organization does not endorse any candidate for office and all survey responses are presented exactly as sent in to us by the campaigns.