NYLA Virtual Advocacy Activites 2020

Can't make it to Albany on Tuesday, February 25 for Library Advocacy Day?  Not to worry!  There are many other ways you can contribute to the effort and speak out for libraries.





Post or tweet your love of libraries and your support for FULL FUNDING of Library Aid using the hashtag

#NYLALAD20 (NYLA Library Advocacy Day 2020)

Not sure what to Tweet?  Use one of these samples:

NYS Library Aid is below where is was a decade ago ('07) - despite the evolution of libraries. http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

Chronic under-funding has deprived NYS libraries of over an entire year's worth of support. http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

Libraries are the #1 point of internet access for those that do not have access at home. Fund Library Aid. http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

Over half of all NYers are library card holders, yet NYS chronically under-funds NYS Library Aid. http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

Libraries saved NYers $1.5B in '16 versus the cost of buying the items borrowed. Fully Fund Library Aid. http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

Pew: 80% believe libraries should definitely teach digital skills. pewrsr.ch/2gTChD4 http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

66% of Americans 16+ Closing local library would have major impact on community http://pewrsr.ch/2gTpFf5  http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20

Library Aid is less than 1/10 of 1% of the NYS Budget - Support Fully Funding Library Aid - http://bit.ly/12gOSTq #NYLALAD20


Not sure what to post to Facebook or Instagram?  Check out these samples images:

1.8 Billion Button Access Button
Data Sharing Button Unlimited Data Button



Delivering the Message

  1. Look up your elected representative - click HERE.
  2. Find them on social media.
  3. Post these images and message to THEIR Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

If you haven't already done so, make sure to send a letter to your elected representatives using NYLA's Online Advocacy Center. 



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