New York Library PAC Releases Voter's Guide

The New Yorkers for Better Libraries PAC has released its 2011 Voter’s Guide: The Library Advocate’s Guide to the Voting Records of the New York State Legislature.
 
“The 2011 Voter’s Guide reflects our annual effort to grade legislators on their documented voting records concerning library funding and legislative issues,” stated John Hammond, spokesman for the New Yorkers for Better Libraries.  “We are very pleased that there was a significant improvement in the voting records of legislators compared to last year.  This improvement can be attributed to legislators’  increased appreciation for the important role libraries are playing during this tough economy.” continued Mr. Hammond.
 
“There was a marked improvement especially in the voting records of Assembly Democrats. However, we were disappointed that the Assembly did not join the state Senate in proposing a restoration in Library Aid,” stated Mr. Hammond.   “Once again, the Senate really shined and came through for the library community by passing five of the New York Library Association’s 2011 Legislative Priorities, three of which were signed into law by the Governor.  In addition, the Senate proposed a $4 million restoration in Library Aid, of which $3 million was included in the adopted 2011-12 State Budget,’ said Mr. Hammond.
 
A copy of the 2011 Voter’s Guide can be found at www.newyorkersforbetterlibraries.org
 
The following State Senators from the METRO area all received “A”s on the Voter’s Guide.  We would like to thank them for their outstanding support on Library Issues.
 
Senator                                                                          District
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr
15
Queens
Tony Avella
11
Queens
Martin Malave Dilan
17
Brooklyn
Michael Gianaris
12
Queens
Martin J Golden
22
Brooklyn
Shirley L. Huntley
10
Queens
Jeffrey Klein
34
Queens & Westchester
Carl Kruger
27
Brooklyn
Andrew Lanza
24
Staten Island
Velmanette Montgomery
18
Brooklyn
Suzi Oppenheimer
37
Westchester
Gustavo Rivera
33
Bronx
John L. Sampson
19
Brooklyn
Diane Savino
23
Brooklyn & Staten Island
Jose M. Serrano
28
Manhattan & The Bronx
Malcolm Smith
14
Queens
Daniel Squadron
25
Manhattan & Brooklyn
Toby Ann Stavisky
16
Queens
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