In Riverhead, a call for unity among ‘marginalized groups’

March 27th, 2017
At Sunday’s Riverhead-North Fork Unity Town Hall, organizers asked for a volunteer from the audience to stand up and share what they just learned about the person sitting next to them. Without hesitation, one woman popped out of her chair […] Continue Reading…

Trump spurs surge in candidates for local office, activist says

March 20th, 2017

Two years ago, a training workshop for politically progressive Long Islanders considering a run for local elected office drew about 50 people […] Continue Reading…

GOP health care changes could impact Long Islanders’ coverage

March 9th, 2017

WOODBURY – The replacement of the Affordable Care Act could impact many Long Islanders.

Susana Armentia, a community organizer in Glen Cove, says she relies on Medicaid for health insurance. […] Continue Reading…

SAVE THE DATE: April 1, 2017 LIPC Luncheon at Timberpoint Country Club

February 14th, 2017

The Long Island Progressive Coalition invites you to celebrate 38 years of the LIPC. Please join us for lunch at the Timberpoint Country Club, as we celebrate some truly wonderful […] Continue Reading…

Does Schumer Have What It Takes to Challenge Trump? These LIers Hope So

February 3rd, 2017

Almost a hundred outspoken opponents of President Donald Trump demonstrated outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Melville office Thursday, urging the U.S. Senate Minority Leader to hold Trump accountable for his […] Continue Reading…

On inauguration eve, Bay Shore rally urges a call to action

January 25th, 2017

On the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Bay Shore’s LGBT Network Center served as the backdrop for a call to action by progressive Long Islanders, many fearful the […] Continue Reading…

Groups Applaud Governor Cuomo on Commitment to Offshore Wind

January 11th, 2017

Long Island, NY – January 10, 2017 – In the most recent of the six State of the State addresses scheduled throughout the week, Governor Cuomo announced to a […] Continue Reading…

Commuters Sign On, Big Time, To Third-Track Plan

January 11th, 2017

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a lot of company on his ride along Long Island Rail Road’s “third track.”

One day after the governor reiterated his commitment to the long-debated LIRR […] Continue Reading…

On the road: A 2016 political diary

December 22nd, 2016

When Republicans lose an election, they simply continue in attack mode. When Democrats lose an election, we are supposed to do soul-searching. To me, this angst is yet another […] Continue Reading…

TPP has been STOPPED Thanks To You All

November 23rd, 2016

As we enter into a holiday weekend that is focused on giving thanks for the people and things that make our lives better, we want to say Thank You […] Continue Reading…