This issue resonated with voters in the recent election, perhaps no more distinctly than in the race for public advocate, in which Letitia James, a firm supporter of libraries who opposed Bloomberg's plan to shrink and sell them, won a resounding 60-40 victory.
This petition drive demonstrates that supporting the libraries is good politics and good policy.
|Petition with more than 15,000 signature in box. Citizens Defending Libraries co-founders Michael D. D. White and Carolyn McIntyre|
|CDL cofounders with Comptroller Liu and Democratic Public Advocate candidate Tish James|
Library Defenders Deliver 15,000+ Petitions To City Hall (Go to CDL YouTube channel for best viewing)
|More than 15,000 signatures creates some heft|
|Comptroller John Liu|
|State Senator Velmanette Montgomery|
|City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams|
|Theodore Grunewald of the Committee to Save the New York Public Library explains destruction of NYPL's "Central Library Plan"|
|Green party's James Lane|
|Marjorie Hirsch with yet another library petition also being delivered|
|Lynn Rosen of Lynn's Kids International|
|Talking with News 12|
|Independent Mayoral Candidate Randy Credico|
|Credico and Williams|