NYLA Legislative Alert – State Budget Negotiations Near Completion

Library Advocates Need to Act Now

State budget negotiations are near completion and a final deal could be reached by this weekend.  Library Advocates need to remind their Legislators and the Governor to restore the proposed $18 million or 18% cut in Library Aid.

Please go to our Online Advocacy Center at <www.nyla.org> and send a fax/email to your legislators to remind them not to forget about their commitments to restore Library Aid.  If these cuts go through, Library Aid will be reduced to $80.5 million a level not seen since 1993.

Library usage has skyrocketed across the state and nation.  Now is not the time to cut public services that are in the greatest demand and needed the most.

Libraries have already been cut twice last year, we have contributed our share, now it is time for others to do their part to solve the state’s budget deficit.

Please forward this message to your friends, colleagues, trustees, etc.  We need to send at least 5,000 messages over the next few days.

Visit www.nyla.org and click on Contact Your Elected Officials Button.   Thanks for your support.

Michael J. Borges

Executive Director
New York Library Association

6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, NY 12084
Work: 518.432.6952;ext=101
Fax: 518.427.1697

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