Governor Cuomo has released his FY2021-2022 Executive Budget proposal, for the fifth straight year, proposing to reduce funding for our libraries.
A release from the New York Library Association states that “the proposed funding is 7.5% less than what was in last year’s enacted state budget. This proposed cut fails to acknowledge the crucial role libraries serve in our communities, and the contributions they make to our state’s education system.”
Please take time to contact our NYS representatives, Senator Akshar and Assemblyman Friend TODAY and tell them how important your library was for you and your family during this past year’s trying times with the COVID situations.
NYS Senator Fred Akshar:
email: email@example.com District Office: 44 Hawley St. Suite 1607 Binghamton NY 13901 Fax: 607-773-3688
NYS Assemblyman Christopher Friend:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org District Office: 1250 Schweizer Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 Fax: 607-739-1090