Library Advocacy

While libraries are essential centers for learning, innovation and opportunity, they constantly struggle for adequate funding. Be an Advocate by contacting your elected officials to tell them how important public libraries are to you.

*NEW*2/26/2021 — Virtual Library Advocacy Day

Introduction by library representatives
Westchester Library System (Terry Kirchner, Executive Director)
Public Library Directors Association of Westchester (TBD)

Breakout Groups for Legislators
Group 1
Alessandra Biaggi (34th SD)
Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th SD)
Amy Paulin (88th AD)
Nader J. Sayegh (90th AD)
Thomas Abinanti (92nd AD)
Jamaal Bailet (36th SD)
Group 2
Shelley Mayer (37th SD)
Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (38th SD)
Peter Harkham (40th SD)
Steve Otis (91st AD)
Chris Burdick (93rd AD)
Kevin Byrne (94th AD)
Sandy Galef (95th AD)
Gary Pretlow (89th AD)

2/12/2021 — NYS Budget Cuts for Fiscal Year 2021-22

2/11/2021 — Terry Kirchner’s Testimony for NYS Assembly Hearing on 2021-22 State Budget

2/6/2021 — Terry Kirchner’s Testimony for NYS Assembly Hearing on 2021-22 State Budget


Library Advocate

New York Library Association’s Online Advocacy Center provides information on the latest library issues that need to be addressed and a way to contact your state officials online.

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