Archive for the ‘LIPC News’ Category

Protesters Give Martins Roadblock Award

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

  “More than two dozen protesters from three progressive advocacy groups gathered at the Mineola office of State Sen. Jack Martins Wednesday afternoon to present him with Roadblock Awards for blocking several pieces of Democratic legislation. The protesters, members of Make the Road Action Fund, the New York Communities for Change and the Long Island […]

LI Democratic hopefuls hoping for help from Cuomo

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Newsday: June 7, 2014 9:01 PM By RICK BRAND Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber of East Hills saidhe hasn’t heard from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo about how he intends to help elect a Democratic Senate this fall. Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and attorney Joseph Fritz, who are vying in a primary for the Democratic line in the […]

Looking Back at our Luncheon and the first half of 2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

With June steadily approaching it seems an appropriate time to look back at past six months. This year the Long Island Progressive Coalition celebrated its 35th year with a luncheon on March 15, 2014 at the Timber Point Country Club in Great River. A turnout of old friends, politicians and our friends in labor all […]


Monday, May 12th, 2014

(Amityville, NY) The Long Island Progressive Coalition has been awarded a $720,000 Green Jobs- Green New York grant by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to continue assisting Long Islanders through the energy efficiency process over the next 2 years. This is the second grant that the LIPC has been awarded from NYSERDA […]

Time to Tell the NYS Public Service Commission to End Cable Monopolies

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Let’s face it: in today’s world, we all need internet access, not just telephone service. If you want to start a small business, keep up in school, or look for a job, you need to be online. But not all internet access is created equal, especially when your cable company is a monopoly. FiOS, Verizon’s […]

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Talks Jobs, Housing, and Diversity with Latino and African-American Residents

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Community Members Posed Key Questions at Community Forum Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Talks Jobs, Housing, and Diversity with Latino and African-American Residents Brentwood, NY – April 17, 2014 – On Wednesday night, more than one hundred Suffolk County residents from Latino, African-American, and immigrant communities joined Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone for a forum […]

Lagging Behind on Energy Innovation

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

I recently attended a public hearing about the 2014 New York State Energy Plan. Governor Cuomo has said that he wants New York to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by the year 2050 from 1990 levels, and achieve a 50 percent cut by 2030. The plan includes several initiatives that will make this goal […]

LI groups protest Cuomo tax cuts to banks, wealthy, funding cuts to schools

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Chanting “Banks got the gold mine, the people got the shaft,” “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” and waving signs calling for living wage jobs, affordable housing, affordable schools and universal Pre-K, labor and community groups rallied outside the Bank of America office in Great Neck to call attention the growing wealth gap […]

Residents Rally Outside Sen. Martins’ Office to Protest His Refusal to Support Fair Elections

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

(Garden City, NY) Area residents joined with labor unions and progressive advocates on Wednesday in rallying outside of Senator Jack Martins’ office, protesting his refusal to support a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo to create a system of publicly financed elections. Represented at the rally were Long Island Progressive Coalition, the Working Families Party, Communications Workers […]

Long Island Progressives Celebrate 35 Years of Kicking Ass

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

By Spencer Rumsey on March 12, 2014 Lisa Tyson, the director of the nonprofit Long Island Progressive Coalition, is just weeks away from her due date—she’s expecting a girl—and days away from the luncheon celebrating her organization’s 35th year of “fighting for social and human dignity.” She’s got a lot on her plate right now, […]