Jan. 14th – No More Excuses Rally

Rally for Education in New York

For too long the students of New York have seen their favorite classes eliminated, teachers cut, resources dwindle, and opportunities lost. It’s time for NO MORE EXCUSES! Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Albany to demand that New York lives up to its promise of providing every student with a “sound basic education.”

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2014
WHERE: New York State Convention Center, 386 Broadway, Albany
WHAT: Rally at the Capitol to demand “No More Excuses: Educate Every Student”


Visit the Alliance for Quality Education for more information!

Seminar on home energy use planned

Seminar on home energy use planned 
Homeowners can learn how to better insulate their homes to save money and the environment at a seminar in Manhasset this month.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock is holding a program with the Long Island Progressive Coalition’s PowerUp Communities program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 at 48 Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset.

Homeowners can learn about saving on heating oil, reducing drafts, and how to get an energy audit and apply for rebates and other financial opportunities.

Marriele Robinson of the Long Island Progressive Coalition’s PowerUp Communities project, and Jaime Pereira, director of business development at Powersmith, which provides energy-efficient services to homes, will speak.

For more information, call 516-472-2941 or write ministerasst@uucsr.org.

We Must Speak Up To End Corruption

The People's Commission to End Public CorruptionThe people of Long Island have an opportunity to make a difference and help bring fundamental change in our state government so that it listens to us and serves our interests.

Join the League of Women Voters of Nassau County and the Long Island Progressive Coalition for a People’s Commission to End Public Corruption on Monday November 25th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Shelter Rock.

Gov. Cuomo created the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption with two assignments: shed light on the way big money distorts state government and make recommendations for reform. We must make sure that the Commission recommends the only campaign finance reform that will really change the way Albany works. That is public matching for small dollar donations so candidates can raise enough money to campaign without relying on big money; a limit on the amount of contributions so candidates can’t depend on a few big donors; easy to find reporting on all contributions and spending; and a tough watchdog to enforce the rules.

The Moreland Commission held a few public hearings, but none on Long Island. So we are holding our own to let the Commission know what Long Islanders want. Testimony and the views of Long Island residents will be recorded and submitted to the Moreland Commission.

Please attend and speak up to End Public Corruption.

For more information please click here or contact Dan Fingas 516-541-1006 x17 or dfingas@lipc.org.