Archive for the ‘Political’ Category

Medicaid cuts would affect thousands of LI residents

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

MINEOLA — In Washington, Senate Republicans are pushing hard on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which could have a huge impact on Long Island.

President Donald Trump dedicated his weekly address to the issue of health care, insisting that the Republican Senate bill that would end “Obamacare” is on the verge of passage […] Continue Reading…

Protests On Long Island Over Republican Support For Financial CHOICE Act

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

About a dozen Long Islanders protested outside the offices of Republican Representatives Peter King and Lee Zeldin for their support of President Trump’s Financial CHOICE Act […] Continue Reading…

Special election Tuesday in 9th Assembly District

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

GOP health bill passage leaves questions, concerns on LI

Friday, May 5th, 2017

LEVITTOWN – There are still questions and concerns to be addressed as a result of the Republican health care bill passing through the House of Representatives.

Susan Pescador, of Levittown, has a pre-existing medical condition. So does her 30-year-old nephew. She says he was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and that the Affordable Care Act saved his life. She now fears that he, and others like him, will be kicked off their health insurance and denied coverage under “Trumpcare.” […] Continue Reading…

Democrats urge Edward Mangano to oppose Donald Trump tax plan

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran Tuesday called on Republican County Executive Edward Mangano to lobby the White House and Congress against President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate federal deductions for state and local taxes […] Continue Reading…

Trump spurs surge in candidates for local office, activist says

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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

Friday, 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 controversial polices and conservative cabinet nominations that have already sparked large-scale protests across the country […] Continue Reading…

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

Wednesday, 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 new administration will ignore them or be hostile to their concerns […] Continue Reading…

On the road: A 2016 political diary

Thursday, 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 political double standard.
Tonight, I attend a meeting sponsored by the Bellmore-Merrick Democratic Club which will spotlight the usual election post-mortem and look towards the future. How do you win a presidential election? You start with the basics. So here I am, listening to our local talent and observing […] Continue Reading…

Stand Up to Trump’s Hateful Agenda!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Pathogue Trump protest photo

The movement to fight Trump’s hateful agenda will take all of us. We need you to sign the pledge against his agenda and indicate what type of actions you are ready to take. An LIPC organizer will be in touch! Let’s get moving.

Will you join us?

We need to stand united against Trump’s racism, sexism, Islamophobia and homophobia. We must stand up to Trump’s plan to destroy our environment, social safety net and public schools. We must stand up to Trump’s economic betrayal that gives to the 1% at the expense of all of us, and stand up for peace, not war.

Sign the Pledge Now to Stand Up to Trump’s Hateful Agenda