We Are Now Solar Developers!

As of last week, The LIPC now call ourselves a solar developers! As a part of Long Island Progressive Coalition we have created a nonprofit solar program with Resonant Energy. Last week our first project was installed at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. This marks a huge accomplishment for LIPC and a sign of things to come. We are committed to building out community-driven clean energy solutions that expand access to institutions and communities left behind in the renewable energy economy.

Check out powerupsolarli.com to learn more and help us bring solar solutions to your community.

LIPC Director Lisa Tyson named one of City & State New York Long Island Power 50

The Long Island Progressive Coalition is very proud of our Director Lisa Tyson for being name to City and State New York  Long Island 50 Power List.

An expert at grass-roots organizing, Lisa Tyson has been behind some of the most uphill political battles on Long Island in recent history. She galvanized commuter support for the Long Island Rail Road’s third track, helped pass the law increasing the state’s minimum wage and pushed affordable housing projects in Huntington and Southampton over the finish line. She skillfully fills an assortment of roles, from policy wonk to fundraiser to advocate, and has become a leader of Long Island’s “resistance” movement.

Newsday letters to the editor for Tuesday, March, 13, 2018

Harvest wind, not oil, off LI’s coast

Attendance at Assemb. Steven Englebright’s hearing in Hauppauge demonstrates our island’s far-reaching, unified condemnation of offshore drilling along the New York coastline [“LIers voice offshore drilling fears,” News, Feb. 15].

I applaud the community leaders and lawmakers from across the political spectrum who voiced their concerns, including Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, who spoke about our fragile coastlines […] Continue Reading…

Newsday letters to the editor for Thursday, March 8, 2018

Make polluters pay for green projects

More community solar projects like the 5-acre field at the Sisters of St. Joseph property in Brentwood could be funded by holding corporate polluters accountable for their environmental negligence [“Faith in environmental protection,” News, Feb. 13].

Put a price on greenhouse gas emissions and use the revenue to invest in community resiliency projects. It is only fair to demand that oil and gas companies pay their fair share for pollution that has adversely affected the health of our communities and the world’s climate. The future health and prosperity of our state depend on bold action […] Continue Reading…

Dreamers, immigrants at LI rally denounce Trump’s speech as divisive

Immigrants and their advocates on Wednesday rejected what they said was a divisive State of the Union speech by President Donald Trump, saying it will not help efforts at bipartisan compromise on immigration policy.

Nearly 20 people gathered in Brentwood, the community put in the spotlight by the president’s focus on brutal acts of gang violence on Long Island, which he linked to a porous southern border […] Continue Reading…

A Need for a Pollution Tax

When it comes to cutting carbon emissions, participating in a cap-and-trade program like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is important, but it’s only a partial solution. After all, the initiative covers emissions solely from power plants, whereas transportation produces the bulk of New York’s emissions. And so far, the initiative has not cut carbon at the speed science tells us is required to avert dangerous warming […] Continue Reading…

Residents speak out against offshore drilling plan at marathon state hearing

A standing room-only crowd packed the legislative auditorium at the county center today for a hearing on the Trump administration’s plan to lease the outer continental shelf for oil and gas exploration and drilling.

More than 50 people — including local elected officials, a trustee of the Shinnecock Nation, environmental advocates and experts and commercial and recreational fishermen — testified at today’s hearing in opposition to the draft plan, which would open more than 90 percent of the country’s outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration and drilling. The plan was announced by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Jan.4, implementing an executive order signed by President Donald Trump last year […]  Continue Reading…

Suffolk Legislature OKs public financing of county campaigns

The program will allow legislative candidates to receive up to $50,000 in public money starting with the 2021 election.

The Suffolk County Legislature approved Tuesday night a public campaign financing program for county races starting in 2021, as advocates argued the bill would increase competitive elections and decrease reliance on big money donors […] Continue Reading…

THE ART OF RESISTANCE, HONORING NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

Join the Long Island Progressive Coalition as we Sip Wine, eat snacks, and enjoy local art work at a Pop-up Art Show

The Art of Resistance

Honoring NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

For Standing up for LGBTQ rights, the Immigrant Community, the Planet and ALL of Us!

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