Thanks so much for calling me so quickly about this matter involving MECR. We understand now, based on what you told me, that Mr. Goswami’s letter from yesterday was meant to permit MECR access to the Community Room without the conditions we criticized in out letter of earlier today – i.e., that MECR is permitted to promote their sponsorship of the events and that there is no limitation on the subject matter of discussion surrounding the films that will be shown. We very much appreciate you setting us straight on that and are glad that this turned out to be a misunderstanding.
We are also glad to hear that the Library is going to be taking a look at their use policy’s prohibition on “political” meetings and appreciate your offer to let us know what comes of that review. We are eager to work with you and the Library on this, so if there is any assistance you think we can provide, please let me know.
Senior Staff Attorney
New York Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad St., 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004