Making a difference With LIPC

The changes that LIPC has successfully made to date are proof that collectively, we can make positive differences in our community.

2016 | Won the Fight for 15 campaign increasing New York States minimum wage.

2015 | Won the Fight for 15 campaign for fast food workers.

2015 | Created the Long Island Progressive Network a groundbreaking initiative bringing together progressive organizations to work towards building a progressive movement on Long Island and supporting each others work.

2013/2014 | Mobilized residents to pass Affordable Rental Housing projects in Huntington and Southampton.

2013/2014 | Mobilized across New York state to create new Pre K funding

2011/2012 | Passed and implemented Green Jobs Green New York legislation and on bill financing which is a state program making homes energy-efficient, pays for itself, save consumers money, create tens of thousands of green jobs and fights global warming.

2010 | Passed and implemented Fair Share Tax Reform for New York State creating higher income taxes for incomes $250,000 which provided funding for the social safety net.

2009 | Successfully lobbied for the passage of statewide legislation called The New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act that empowers citizens to consolidate, streamline or reform Special Taxing Districts.

2008 | Led successful campaign to ensure voter integrity by choosing optical scanners for new voting booths in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

2007 | Working with Citizen Action of New York, we won a new state aid formula for education which gives poor students a sound quality education.

2006 | Campaigned successfully to stop the Suffolk County Yaphank Jail from becoming a “Super Jail.”

2005 | Helped pass a strong living wage bill in Nassau County.

2004 | Helped pass a $3 million affordable housing fund in East Hampton.

2002 | Ran a successful campaign called Rethink LITP 2000 which succeeded in stopping the New York State Department of Transportation’s plan to widen roads throughout Long Island.

1996 | Released “Long Island 2020: A Greenprint for a Sustainable Long Island,” a groundbreaking report that spearheaded the sustainability movement on Long Island.

Early 90s | Helped to initiate, organize, and lead a successful national campaign that expanded unemployment benefits from 26 to 39 weeks.

“Campaign to Save Route 25A” | LIPC created the “Campaign to Save Route 25A” that stopped further road widening on Route 25A and led to the creation of the North Shore Heritage Commission.

Local Chapter Successes | Expansion of accessory apartment legislation in Southampton. Adoption of a human rights defense resolution in Huntington. Preservation of a historic log cabin in Hempstead.

“Long Island 2020” | A Greenprint for a Sustainable Long Island A draft plan prepared by and for the people of Long Island by the Long Island Progressive Coalition, an affiliate of Citizen Action of New York. Download “Long Island 2020” (PDF) »