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…


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!


Numerous events set to mark fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK >> As people gather in communities across New York and New Jersey to mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Sunday, a strong storm system is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the region.

When the former hurricane merged with other systems to create a meteorological hybrid “superstorm” called Sandy, it was blamed for at least 182 deaths in the U.S. and Caribbean and more than $71 billion in damage in this country alone […] Continue Reading…

Activists say South Shore still unprepared for storms

Five years after superstorm Sandy, road and waterway infrastructure deficiencies still plague Long Island’s South Shore, where some Sandy victims are still displaced, a coalition of activists said Sunday.

About 75 activists from various Sandy relief, community and environmental organizations gathered Sunday on Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst — an area especially hard-hit when Sandy struck in October 2012 — to rally for infrastructure upgrades and investments in renewable energy […] Continue Reading…

Lisa Tyson Named One of Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Women

Lisa Tyson was named one of the Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News. She was honored at a special ceremony on October 19 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Launched in 2000, the Top 50 Women in Business program has recognized Long Island’s top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement.

To read her biography from the program, click here.

To see photos from the event, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: April 1, 2017 LIPC Luncheon at Timberpoint Country Club

The Long Island Progressive Coalition invites you to celebrate 38 years of the LIPC. Please join us for lunch at the Timberpoint Country Club, as we celebrate some truly wonderful Long Islanders who have made this a better place to live.

In 2017,  we honor the following progressive Long Islanders:


Michele Lynch

Retired SEIU 1199 UHE

Diana Coleman Award for Progressive Leadership

Anthony Speelman

UFCW Local 1500

Bill Pickering Labor Leader Award

Benjetta Miller

AQE Education Leader

Frank Scott Education Award

Elaine Gross

Erase Racism

Long Islander Who Has Made A Difference

David Kapell

Right Track for Long Island Coalition

Long Islander Who Has Made A Difference

Larry Levy

National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University

Long Islander Who Has Made A Difference

Rahsmia Zatar

Strong Youth

Long Islander Who Has Made A Difference

For more information and to register this event please visit us at:  or

Luncheon Invite PDF

For further information please  call John at 516-541-1006×10or email at


Commuters Sign On, Big Time, To Third-Track Plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a lot of company on his ride along Long Island Rail Road’s “third track.”

One day after the governor reiterated his commitment to the long-debated LIRR expansion project in a state-of-the-state address as Farmingdale State College, the Right Track for Long Island Coalition – a partnership of major organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals stumping for the railroad expansion plan – has released a pro-third track petition signed by more than 4,500 LIRR commuters […] Continue Reading…