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March 26: Long Island Community Events- LIPC Annual Luncheon

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Saturday March 26th 2011, from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Timber Point Country Club in Great River
Great River Road, Great River, NY 11739

COST: Tickets are $75 each or two for $125

The Long Island Progressive Coalition, the local affiliate of Citizen Action New York.
Is celebrating their 32nd Anniversary at their Annual Luncheon. Honorees include: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Congressmember Timothy Bishop with the Paul Gutierrez Award for Contributions to Human Dignity. The Bill Pickering Labor Leader Award will be going to Timothy Lynch of Teamsters Local 1205. The award for Environmental Vision in Sustainable Development is going to Elisabeth Fiteni from the Sustainability Institute of Molloy College. Long Islanders who have made a difference include: Florence Capers from the Wyandanch Education Committee, Town of Huntington Councilmember Glenda Jackson, Laura Mallay from Residents for Efficient Special Districts and Luis Valenzuela from the Long Island Immigrant Alliance. Jan Hickman will be honored as LIPC volunteer of the Year.

The Long Island Progressive Coalition is a 32-year old organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, revitalizing local communities, creating effective democracy, enhancing human dignity, and achieving economic, social justice and racial justice.
http://lipc.org/

Progressive Coalition to celebrate honorees

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The Long Island Progressive Coalition, the local affiliate of Citizen Action, is celebrating their 32nd Anniversary at their annual luncheon on Saturday March 26th 2011. The celebratory luncheon will take place at the Timber Point Country Club in Great River, tickets are $75 each. For more information call 516-541-1006×10 or go to www.lipc.org.

Honorees include: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Congressmember Timothy Bishop with the Paul Gutierrez Award for Contributions to Human Dignity. The Bill Pickering Labor Leader Award will be going to Timothy Lynch of Teamsters Local 1205. The award for Environmental Vision in Sustainable Development is going to Elisabeth Fiteni from the Sustainability Institute of Molloy College. Those being honored as Long Islanders who have made a difference include Florence Capers from the Wyandanch Education Committee, Town of Huntington Councilmember Glenda Jackson, Laura Mallay from Residents for Efficient Special Districts and Luis Valenzuela from the Long Island Immigrant Alliance. Jan Hickman will be honored as LIPC volunteer of the Year.

The Long Island Progressive Coalition is a 32-year old organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, revitalizing local communities, creating effective democracy, enhancing human dignity, and achieving economic, social justice and racial justice.

Head of Long Island Immigrant Alliance To Be Honored at Event in Great River

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The head of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Luis Valenzuela, will be honored for his work on immigration issues at a March 26 luncheon hosted by the Long Island Progressive Coalition.

For information about the event, see the press release below:

The Long Island Progressive Coalition will be hosting our 32nd anniversary luncheon on Saturday, March 26th from 11am-2pm at the Timber Point Country Club in Great River.

We are very excited to announce that we will be honoring New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman & Congressmember Timothy Bishop with the Paul Gutierrez Award for Contributions to Human Dignity.

The Bill Pickering Labor Leader Award will be going to Timothy Lynch of Teamsters Local 1205.  The award for Environmental Vision in Sustainable Development is going to Elizabeth Fiteni from the Sustainability Institute of Molloy College.

Those being honored as Long Islanders who have made a difference include Florence Capers from the Wyandanch Education Committee, Town of Huntington Councilmember Glenda Jackson, Laura Mallay from Residents for Efficient Special Districts and Luis Valenzuela from the Long Island Immigrant Alliance.  Jan Hickman will be honored as LIPC volunteer of the Year.

To purchase your ticket, reserve a table or submit an ad to our luncheon journal, please contact Mary Dimino at 516-541-1006×10 or mary@lipc.org .

Schneiderman picks up progressive backing in AG race

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Thursday September 2, 2010 2:44 PM By William Murphy

Pictured is Lisa Tyson, director of the Long

AG candidate Eric Schneiderman continues his apparent Democratic primary strategy of identifying every group that tilts the slightest degree to the left, wrestling them to the ground and extracting an endorsement.

Thursday’s groups included the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Local 259 of the United Auto Workers, and 1119 SEIU, representing health and hospital workers.

About 20 members of those groups wave Schneiderman signs and cheered thinly in the hot, humid weather at a news conference outside state Supreme Court in Mineola.

“We are so proud to endorse Eric Schneiderman, the true progressive in the race for attorney general,” Lisa Tyson, director of the LI Progressive Coalition said. “As a lifelong progressive reformer, there is no question where Eric stands on the issues.”

Schneiderman Secures Backing of Long Island-based Progressive Group

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

City Hall

By David Freedlander

State Senator Eric Schneiderman is slated to receive the endorsement of the Long Island Progressive Coalition today in his run for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

The group, a 31-year-old grassroots activist organization, hails from the backyard of one of Schneiderman’s top challengers to the Democratic nomination, Nassau county district attorney Kathleen Rice.

“This endorsement is not about [Rice] not doing certain things,” said Lisa Tyson, the group’s president. “This is about believing in people who can do certain things that we have cared about for a long time.”

The LIPC’s focus has been on campaign finance reform, affordable housing, and clean energy issues on Long Island, according to Tyson.

Tyson said that Rice had not rebuffed the group during her time in office, but that instead the LIPC and the DA’s office have not focused on the same issues.

In fact, Tyson noted, the LIPC is part of the Working Families Party, which gave Rice their line in both 2005 and 2009.

The endorsement could help bolster Schneiderman’s progressive bonafides as Democrats prepare for their state convention next week. His backers are trying to make the case that Rice is too moderate for a Democratic primary.

Schneiderman said that the endorsement showed the depth of his base.

“I am proud of the fact that I have the support of progressive organizations around the state,” he said. “I expect to get a lot of support from progressives and others out on Long Island.”

Universal Health Care Bill

Saturday, June 14th, 2003

FACT SHEET:

New York Health: Universal Coverage for New York
A.3571/S.5611 – Sponsored by Richard Gottfried,
Chair of the Assembly Health Committee,
and Senator Eric Schneiderman

What’s Covered?
New York Health covers all preventive, primary and hospital care, and also includes coverage for dental care, eye care, prescription drugs, mental health and treatment for substance abuse.

Who’s Covered?
All residents of New York would be covered under one health care plan. Coverage is independent of work, health, age or income.

What Do I Pay?
There are no out-of-pocket costs: no co-payments, deductibles or coinsurance. And no extra bills from health care providers.

What Does It Cost?
Less than New York spends now. That’s because New York Health eliminates billions of dollars of administrative waste now spent by hundreds of insurance plans setting up different billing rules, review procedures and accounting games with thousands of New York health care providers. Future cost increases are tied to the growth of New Yorker’s incomes.

How’s Is it Paid For?
New York Health uses the money that the government now spends on these same health care services, from Medicaid, Medicare and other local, state and federal health care services. In addition, a commission will determine another funding source that is fair and affordable, and builds upon the current funding that employers and employees pay for health coverage.

Where do I go For Care?
Under New York Health the consumer chooses his or her own doctor, other health care professional, hospital, HMO or health center. The health care provider will be paid directly by New York Health.

How do Health Care Providers Get Paid?
Individual health care providers have a choice of payment methods. Most payments would be a fee-for-service. Providers could also choose a set payment for each patient or be a salaried employee of a hospital or clinic. Hospitals and other institutional providers are on global budgets, which include all their operating costs. Expenditures for new buildings or equipment are approved separately.

How’s It Run?
By a Board of Governors made up of representatives of consumers, business, labor, hospitals, doctors and non-physician health care professionals.

Call your state representatives and tell them to sign on to NY Health Bill today!!!