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2019 | Passed the world’s most ambitious climate legislation, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which commits New York to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of the economy and requires 85% greenhouse gas emissions reductions in absolute terms from 1990 levels by 2050.

2019 | Won landmark criminal justice reforms including ending cash bail and discovery reforms, early voting reform, and a commission for public financing of elections during the NYS legislative session.

2018 | Passed Public financed elections in Suffolk County.

2018 | Won new Solar Regulations for houses of worship on Long Island, establishing favorable compensation rates for solar installations in Long Island Power Authority’s service territory.

2017 | Mobilized residents around a transit based design Affordable Rental Housing in Speonk.

2017 | Galvanized Commuter support for Long Island Rail Road’s Third Track.

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) »