Posts Tagged ‘social justice’

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.

Powerful Long Island

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Lisa Tyson

Long Island Progressive Coalition Director

Voted the Best Long Island Activist in 2007 by Long Island Press readers, Tyson has been a tireless advocate for economic, racial and social justice, transparent and efficient government, taxpayers’ rights and LI’s environment for more than 30 years. From battling power plants to facing off against politicians, no cause is too small and no fight is too large when it comes to sticking up for what’s just and fair. LIPC’s efforts contributed to the creation and recent passage of legislation giving state voters the power to consolidate and dissolve the costly, overlapping patchwork of special districts and municipal governments that has resulted in Nassau’s out-of-control taxes. Tyson had a powerful ally in this cause, former Nassau Comptroller Harvey Weitzman. Her resolve will be tested during the reign of Comptroller George Maragos, who has stated he would not be auditing those special districts.