We have lost our fearless warrior.
Yesterday, Diana Coleman LIPC Co-Chair passed away. This is a huge loss for Long Island and for all of us. For decades Diana has fought the hard fight for justice. She was the lead plaintiff forcing Nassau County to redistrict due to the impact on minority communities. She has been a leader in Long Island’s civil rights battle over and over. Just one example is in the Youtube video where she is giving the Republicans a piece of her mind about their unjust redistricting battle.
Diana has been the Co-Chair of LIPC for over a decade and has worked to build the organization and to impact social, economic and racial justice. She was a truly brilliant person who had skills in management, finance and policy. She cannot ever be replaced and the organization owes a huge debt to her.
Diana taught me how to be powerful and how to challenge people, but at the same time how to laugh and be friendly to those people you are challenging. We are all just people and being human comes first.
Diana was also an amazing friend to me and many others. We shared so much about our lives and supported each other. She was one of the best friends I have ever had and I already miss her so much. She was an amazing listener and would be honest with you when you needed it. I have learned so much from Diana.
As a tribute to Diana, please speak out for justice and make your voice be heard like you see in this video.
Always in Solidarity,
Long Island Progressive Coaltion