Local Chapters of the LIPC
LIPC Huntington Chapter
Huntington Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave, Huntington
generally 3rd Wednesday of each month (call the office to be sure)
Contact: (516) 541-1006 x10
The Patriot Games
For the past 6 years, the chapter has hosted a series of films and discussions entitled “The Patriot Games.” It tackles controversial issues like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the nature, significance, and causes of international terrorism, tensions between homeland security and civil liberties, and the concept of an American Empire. These public forums take place from 7 to 9pm usually on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Auditorium of the Huntington Public Library on Main Street. Call the office for details of the current month’s forum.
Classical Book Discussion
In conjunction with the Research and Education Project of Long Island, the chapter also hosts a monthly book discussions on classical texts at the Book Revue in Huntington at 7pm on every second Wednesday.
Monthly Chapter Strategy Sessions
The chapter’s regular business meeting take place at 7pm the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. For more information call Mary at 516-541-1006 ext 10.
South Fork Progressive Coalition
The 2nd Tuesday of each month
at the Incarnation Lutheran Church
Montauk Highway in Water Mill at 6pm.
Contact: Co-chair Bill Chaleff (631) 726-4477
For more information about that chapter, contact our main office at 516-541-1006, ext 10.
The South Fork Progressive Coalition promotes healthy, equitable, and environmentally sustainable policies that affect the quality of life in East Hampton and Southampton Towns. We feel it is particularly important to fight for the hopes and aspirations of the less powerful in our community, including working families, the poor, the displaced and the marginalized. The economic and cultural diversity of our communities is a source of community strength and we want to ensure that the rights of all residents are respected. We believe that our government has an obligation to be responsive to the citizens it represents, promote citizen involvement in all local affairs, and to plan wisely for the long term good of all its residents. As a chapter member of the Long Island Progressive Coalition we seek to build coalitions with progressive groups that share these values and commitments.
LIPC is the Long Island presence of Citizen Action of New York, one of six regional hubs throughout the state. Citizen Action is a membership organization founded in 1983. CANY has individual members and is a coalition of labor, senior citizen, women’s, student, tenant and community organizations that works with community activists for social and economic justice.
CANY fights for quality affordable health care for all, jobs that pay living wages with decent benefits, expanded Medicare coverage for seniors that includes prescription drugs, strong investment in public education and after-school programs, campaign finance reform, an end to corporate tax loopholes and tax breaks for the wealthy, and consumer protections.
Citizen Action is also the New York State affiliate of USAction, which brings together citizen organizations from around the country to form a strong national progressive voice.
To learn about CANY visit: http://www.citizenactionny.org
To learn about USAction visit: http://www.usaction.org