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Letter: Boys & Girls Club: Call The County

Effective July 6, Nassau County has closed all county-funded youth programs due to the inability of county officials to agree on issues regarding youth program funding and other more general county fiscal matters. This irresponsible decision must be reversed. The county network of youth services and its supporters have come together to fight for the preservation of programs that serve over 35,000 people annually.

Please call the county executive, your legislator and the legislative leadership and urge them to work to restore funding to youth programs. If you can’t reach them directly leave your message with whomever you speak to. Be prepared for a response blaming the other political party. If that is what you’re told, tell them you want your elected officials to find solutions, not blame others. Feel free to talk about the work of the youth program in your community.

We must let our elected officials – from both political parties – know that these actions will not be tolerated. Tell Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, the county legislature’s leadership and your County Legislator, to stop the disgraceful politics as usual and to reinstate the funding of County youth programs. Below is contact information:

County Executive Ed Mangano (571-3131)

Deputy County Executive Robert Walker (571-3140)

Majority Leader Legislator Peter Schmitt, (571-6212)

Minority Leader Legislator Kevan Abrahams (571-6201)

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker (571-6217; Hicksville residents)

All county officials can be reached by email at preceded by their first initial and last name. County officials can be reached by regular mail at County of Nassau, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501.

Tom Bruno
Hicksville Boys & Girls Club