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>NYLA Rally to Protest Further Cuts to State Aid to Libraries and Library Systems

>Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Place: Well of the Legislative Office Building, Albany

The NYS Legislature is holding a Special Session at the request of the Governor to consider $1.5 to $2 billion in further cuts to the 2008-09 State Budget. Library Aid has already been cut twice this year from $102 million to $99 million. Although we realize the state is facing difficult economic times, libraries and library systems have already done their part toward reducing the state’s budget deficit. Other sources of revenue should be explored and other state funded programs need to do their share to reduce the state budget deficit.

Please join MVLS at the rally. We will be taking the van from MVLS and are happy to provide rides and/or coordinate carpooling. Please contact Carol if you plan to attend. Remember that airport-like security measures are in place at the Legislative Office building.

In addition, NYLA has posted a letter on their website to send to the Governor and state Legislators urging them not to cut Library Aid again. Click on the Contact Your Elected Officials button on the MVLS website to help advocate for libraries.

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