Governor Cuomo is finalizing his Executive Budged proposal, and NOW is the time to SPEAK UP FOR LIBRARY FUNDING!
We have not gotten any assurances that library funding is secure. In 2014, the last legislative election year, Governor Cuomo cut $4M in library aid as a negotiating tactic with the legislature. Library aid is again subject to these same negotiating tactics. The $4M in extra funding we worked so hard to get during last year’s budget is uncertain at best. This is unacceptable.
TAKE ACTION NOW and tell the Governor that library aid should be INCREASED, not CUT. State Education Law mandates Library Aid be $102.6M for the upcoming year — current funding of $95.6M is inadequate, let alone a cut back.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Take a few seconds – tell Governor Cuomo NO MORE CUTS TO LIBRARY FUNDING!
Use our pre-drafted letter to voice your support for fully funding NYS Library Aid in the FY 2017-2018 Budget.
After you submit your name and address you will have the opportunity to view and EDIT our pre-drafted letter. Our system determines your elected representatives based on your address, and submits your message directly to their inbox.
NYLA has released the 2017 NYLA Legislative and Budgetary Priorities — check them out!
Mark your calendars:
Library Advocacy Day 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Thank you for speaking up for libraries!