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