MVLS Member Library staff, trustees, Friends and patrons are encouraged to attend Library Advocacy Day on March 05, 2013, sponsored by the New York Library Association (NYLA). Our goal is to show our legislators how much people care about libraries by filling their offices with library supporters. NYLA’s 2013 budget and legislative priorities, as well as talking points, are outlined here. The main budget priority for 2013 is full formula funding at $102 million for Library Aid.
Here’s the day’s schedule:
Legislative Breakfast Reception: 8:00 – 9:30am @Meeting Room Six, Concourse Level, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY
Visits with State Legislators in the Legislative Office Building (LOB): 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Appointments with all MVLS area legislators are made by MVLS.
Our specific appointments (subject to change):
10:00 AM – Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk – Room 311 LOB (AMS, CAN, FON, FTH, FTP, SCP, STJ)
10:30 PM – Senator Hugh Farley – Room 711 LOB (GLV, JOH, NOR, SCP)
11:00 AM – Assemblyman Jim Tedisco – Room 404 LOB (SCP)
11:30 AM – Rally and speeches – The Well, LOB
12:00 PM – Lunch (allow time to get back through security for afternoon appointments)
1:00 PM – Senator James Seward – Room 433A Capital (COB, MID, SHO, SHS)
1:30 PM – Assemblyman Angelo Sanatbarbara – Room 833 LOB (AMS, CAN, FON, FTH, FTP, SCP, STJ)
2:30 PM – Assemblyman Marc Butler – Room 318 LOB (GLV, JOH, NOR)
2:30 PM – Assemblyman Phil Steck – Room 819 LOB (SCP)
3:00 PM – Assemblyman Peter Lopez – Room 402 LOB (COB, MID, SHO, SHS)
MVLS makes the day as simple as possible by making all appointments and leading participants through the day. We have limited van space for anyone interested in carpooling – please let Kathy Insero know by Friday March 1 if you would like to carpool. If you are planning on coming on your own, please let Kathy know that as well, so we know how many folks to expect. Please note: Expect airport-like security at the Concourse/Capitol. Allow time before appointments and when returning from lunch to clear security.
If you can’t come to this Advocacy Day, it is important to visit these legislators in their local offices! Contact and local offices are listed here: http://www.mvls.info/advocacy/legislators/