DiPietro Joins Call For American Legion Funding In State Budget

March 15, 2019

This week, Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in signing a letter to the governor and legislative leaders requesting $150,000 be allocated to the American Legion Boys State program in the state budget for the program’s 100th Anniversary. American Legion Boys State is a week-long program that offers high school seniors an opportunity to gain leadership training and first-class citizenship skills through government operations, exercises, physical fitness, teamwork and other activities. The program is led by American Legion counselors and active-duty marines. The American Legion has received $150,000 each of the past five years.

“The American Legion is a cornerstone of our way of life and a symbol of what can be accomplished through community,” DiPietro said. “This fine institution has helped make the lives of thousands better and has always brought out the best in us. On its 100th Anniversary, I join the voices calling on the Governor and legislative leaders to include this funding in this year’s state budget.”