NYS Library Aid FY 2017-2018 – Needs Your Support!
Governor Cuomo has released his FY2017-18 Executive Budget proposal & accompanying legislation. This signals the start of state budget negotiations. Though the Governor proposed an additional $1B in education funding in this year’s budget, a 4% increase over last year, he CUT STATE LIBRARY AID by 4%. Our libraries are critical to the state’s educational infrastructure. We need YOU to TAKE ACTION NOW and let your elected officials know that State Library Aid must be treated fairly in this year’s final budget – State Library Aid MUST increase in proportion to any increase in overall education funding.
Use our pre-drafted letter to voice your support for fully funding NYS Library Aid in the FY 2017-2018 Budget – it takes less than two minutes.
Click HERE to send your message of support for Library Funding NOW!
If you have already sent your letter – THANK YOU!
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NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017
Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Their efforts have resulted in over $15M in additional library aid since 2011.
The Rally for Library Advocates 12:00 PM
Gather in the “Well” of the LOB at 12:00 PM for a Library Advocate’s Rally!
Join fellow Library Advocates and plan to make your voices heard!
For complete details on Library Advocacy Day 2016 – Click HERE.
Pre-Advocacy Day Activities
Travel to Albany the day before and partake in some top notch professional development, NYLA’s Community Conversations, the Library Advocates Luncheon, NYLA’s 2017 Legislative Reception and the 2017 New Yorkers for Better Libraries Annual Gala! Click HERE for complete details.
If you can’t make it to Albany, you can still help the cause! Post to your Facebook wall, Tweet about Library Aid, or add a button to your library’s website. Check out our page dedicated to Virtual Advocacy.
Donate to NYLA’s Advocacy Fund
Advocating for New York’s libraries requires funding. Your support allows NYLA to amplify our message and be heard in Albany. Donations to NYLA are tax-deductible.
To make a donation to NYLA’s Advocacy Fund, please click HERE.
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