The Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology held a hearing on December 13, 2019 at which MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich was invited to give testimony. To view Rebekkah’s testimony please visit, https://midhudson.org/advocacy/
The Governor’s suggested funding is $5 million less than what was in last year’s enacted state budget. This is the fourth year of proposed cuts to library funding! Let our legislators know that funding for libraries is critical.
The New York Library Association (NYLA), our lead advocate in Albany, has provided customizable letters that can be sent to your representatives in Albany and to the Governor through their Online Advocacy Center: http://bit.ly/1LwV3Ex