Archive for the ‘LIPC News’ Category

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, […]

LIPC and AQE meeting with Copiague Schools to Discuss the Funding L.I. Schools

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Long Island Progressive Coalition and Affordable Quality Education met on Friday with Copiague schools to discuss the funding LI schools need in this year’s budget. Post by Long Island Progressive Coalition.

Groups rally in Hauppauge Against Cuomo Budget

Friday, February 21st, 2014

From Newsday: Labor and liberal groups rallied in Hauppauge Thursday afternoon, protesting portions of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget as a boon to the wealthy. “We’re here because we’re angry about the governor’s proposal to benefit the rich and corporations and make the rest of us pay,” said Lisa Tyson, director of the Long Island […]

Resisting Fast-Track Trade

Friday, January 24th, 2014

LI Groups Oppose Approval Process Photo credit: Ed Betz | Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) speaks against fast-track approval of free-trade agreements in Hauppauge yesterday. (Jan. 23, 2014) Rep. Tim Bishop joined union leaders, environmentalists and other activists Thursday to call on Congress to reject President Barack Obama’s request for fast-track approval of future free-trade agreements. […]

Gov. Cuomo to tout public financing of campaigns

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will try to impose a system of public financing of campaigns and ethics reforms for New York in his executive budget proposal Tuesday, his spokesman said. Last week more than a dozen groups led by the Working Families Party, which is influential in Democratic politics, urged Cuomo to use his […]