May 19, 2017 | News Story

DC37 Rallies to Increase Library Funding

District Council 37 AFSCME joined with advocacy group “Invest in Libraries,” and supportive elected officials on City Hall’s steps on Friday to call for City Hall funding for seven-day service and capital projects.

The group is asking for a $24 million increase for daily operating expenses to ensure that every City Council district has a library open seven days a week, and an additional $150 million to continue addressing $1.1 billion in capital needs.

In addition to the rally, the group is also doing a letter-writing campaign, urging supporters to reach out to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Finance Chair Julissa Fererras-Copeland, and their local council member for support.

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