Thursday, April 8, 2010

Literacy Suffolk Needs Your Help!

New York's literacy programs are in dire straits, thanks to budget cuts by the governor. According to the Literacy Suffolk website, "Governor Patterson's 2010 -11 Executive Budget continues the approximately $612,000 cut imposed by the 2009 -10 Deficit Reduction Plan, And further reduces funding for this vital program by an additional $2 million. Combined, the cuts represent a 38% reduction to this modest program!!"

How can you help? You can show your support by calling:
Senate Leader John Sampson at (518) 2788 or
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at (518) 3791

Tell either man or both: Please restore funding for the Adult Literacy Education (ALE) program in the State Budget.

Or you can join other concerned citizens on Friday, April 9 at 12 noon at the Farmingdale Public Library. Remember it's not too late to do something!

Also, you can show your support by going to the Dunes & Dreams sponsored book signing for Literacy Suffolk at the Pindar Vineyards in Peconic on Saturday, May 8 from 12-3 p.m. Buy a few books and at the same time help another Long Islander learn to read.

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