Upcoming Events

Jul
23
Mon
Ensuring Your Legacy Succession Planning and Worker Ownership @ Old Babylon Town Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Town of Babylon IDA and Long Island Progressive Coalition Present:

ENSURING YOUR LEGACY SUCCESSION PLANNING AND WORKER OWNERSHIP

  • On Long Island 47% of small business owners will be retiring in the next ten years.
  • Only 10% of these businesses will be passed onto their family.
  • 75% of business owners regret selling their business a year after the transfer occurs or worse the business closes.

JOIN US TO LEARN MORE: MONDAY JULY 23RD @ 6:30PM  OLD BABYLON TOWN HALL 47 W MAIN ST, BABYLON, NY 11702

Aug
17
Fri
LIPC Bonfire @ Long Island Progressive Coalition
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
22
Sat
Combating The Climate Crisis: Long Island Workshop @ Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Long Island is on the frontline of climate change. Our coastal communities are threatened by sea-level rise causing flooding and home damage; families are still recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy; and our neighborhoods are overburdened with air pollution from fossil fuels, causing cancers and heart disease. With the Trump administration hell bent on rolling back needed protections, real climate action must come from Long Islanders like you.

We need a mass movement of everyday people working together to combat the crisis. In NYS we have the opportunity to lead a transition to a 100% renewable energy economy that invests in communities and workers most impacted by climate change. We at the Long Island Progressive Coalition are fighting for this just transition.

We know that housing, healthcare, immigration & worker protection are climate issues that must be addressed together.

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood from 10am-3pm to learn about and take action for our movement in NYS to move to 100% clean renewable energy by holding corporate polluters accountable for the damage they have done to our communities.

Trainings, community building, and food will be provided.

Together we will create a more just, resilient, and equitable future for all of us.

*10AM – Tour of community solar array on campus

*11AM – Workshop starts in Building 3 on campus

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This event is hosted by the Long Island Progressive Coalition as a member of NY Renews – a coalition of 140+ grassroots, state, & national organization aiming to make NYS the nation’s leader in tackling the climate crisis. We are labor unions, environmental justice organizations, faith communities, and more.

NY RENEWS FIGHTS FOR:

– CLEAN ENERGY JOBS
– ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
– 100% CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY
– WORKER PROTECTION
– HOLDING POLLUTERS ACCOUNTABLE

Oct
24
Wed
Long Beach Sun-posium @ Long Beach Public Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The City of Long Beach will present an informational panel to discuss all things solar in Long Beach!  Learn about research conducted here in Long Beach by Hofstra University, green initiatives, PSEG programs, how to get a free energy audit of your home and how solar energy at your home can protect the environment and save you money.

The free event will be held at the Long Beach Library on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm.

Oct
25
Thu
Long Island Climate Justice Forum @ Suffolk County Community College Grant Campus - Learning Resource Center (LRC) Building, Room 101
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Long Island is on the front-line of climate change and environmental degradation. Our coastal communities are threatened by sea-level rise; toxic dumps and landfills pervade our low-income communities; families are still recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy; and our neighborhoods are overburdened with air pollution, causing cancers and heart disease.

With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we know that we have a small window of time to take bold action to stem the crisis. With our federal administration committed to rolling back needed protections, real action must come from local communities and state representatives.

Fortunately for Long Island, we have environmental leaders and climate champions in the NYS Assembly pushing for both local solutions as well as transformative policy changes statewide like the Climate and Community Protection Act, which would move NYS to 100% renewable energy, invest in communities most impacted by environmental degradation, and create tens of thousands of family-supporting jobs in the green economy.

Join Assembly Members Phil Ramos, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Michaelle Solages, and Steve Englebright on Thursday, October 25th at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood from 630pm-800pm to hear from these leaders about their efforts to address environmental injustice and the impacts of climate change in their communities. They will speak about local issues, uplift statewide solutions, and hear from community members about their concerns.

Panel:

Assemblyman Phil Ramos
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages
Assemblyman Steve Englebright

Sponsors: Long Island Progressive Coalition & NY Renews

Oct
30
Tue
Westbury Votes, Westbury Power @ Yes We Can Center
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Oct. 30th in Westbury as we discuss the importance of voting & how we can work together to build a better tomorrow. Plus, FREE Pizza & Soda!

Nov
2
Fri
GOTV Kick-Off Party @ Secret Location
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
3
Sat
2018 Long Island Food Conference: Food As A Solution @ LIU Post, Hillwood Commons
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

The LI Food Coalition is bringing another Food Conference to Long Island. Join them on Saturday, November 3 from 8:00AM-5:00PM at LIU Post, Hillwood Commons for this all-day conference on policy, agriculture, health and community in a changing climate. Register at www.lifc.org or call North Shore Land Alliance at 516-922-1028.

Nov
26
Mon
Election Victory Happy Hour @ Bar Louie
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We Won! We Won! We Won! We Won! We Won! We Won!

That’s right we WON six times on Long Island in the New York State Senate and now have a historic majority! Finally New York State can become the progressive leader we need it to be.New York voters spoke loud and clear as they shifted the power in the New York State senate. Voters want real change. They want ethics and voting reform, public financing of elections, school aid that does not leave any child behind, and they want New York to make a bold stand and truly address climate change. For decades the NYS Republican Senate have blocked reforms that would improve people’s lives. We have new leadership in the Senate that must stand up and fight for progressive changes throughout the state. We look forward to working with the new leadership and clear a path for New York to lead.

While there is still lots of work done, we need to remember to take a time to celebrate our victories and appreciate the work we’ve done. So let’s do that. Let’s Celebrate!

We hope to see you for some cocktails and tales from the campaign trail.

LIPC will receive 20% of every check all day long if you give your server the coupon posted on the event wall.

 

Nov
28
Wed
Post-Election Poetry @ Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2018 midterm elections are over and we want to recognize the work people put in these past months. We also want to recognize that elections are just one facet of politics and that the work of organizing and building people power rages on.

This Post-Election Poetry event will provide an opportunity for activists, writers, community members and anyone else interested in progressive issues to share their passion and participation in issues related to climate, racial, social, and economic justice through the use of poetry, spoken word, or personal essay. This event is intended to contemplate the meaning of democracy, reflect on the political landscape, and engage participants in action steps.

We’ll have a series of speakers (see submission details below), a dialogue about the political landscape with all participants, and a call to action for ongoing organizing.

Join us for this family-friendly event for an evening of appreciation, creativity, planning, and action. Listen, share, and connect with community members.

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Calls for Submission, What We are Looking For:

Submissions of poetry, spoken word, or brief personal essay to be read aloud at the venue. Themes or topics to consider include (but are not limited to): identity, environment, climate change, community organizing, intersectionality, healing, motivation, inspiration, political activism, social movements, democracy, justice, solidarity, grief, acceptance, progress, action, elections, and self-care.

For more information to RSVP or to submit your piece, contact LIPC Volunteer, Jessica Morgan at MORGJL@gmail.com.