Get Out the Vote for Hempstead Schools!

Click for a bilingual PDF flier!After months of planning and a workshop series that mobilized 350 community members to build a People's Platform for the future of the Hempstead Schools, all of our coalition work has led to this: launching and executing a powerful non-partisan Get Out the Vote campaign with our amazing volunteers!

Next Saturday, May 3, 10 AM at the Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association, we celebrate the launch of our grassroots Get Out the Vote campaign! Join with a large group of other leaders and volunteers for an exciting training and canvass day.

Not able to attend on Saturday, but interested in volunteering this month to Get Out the Vote for the Hempstead schools? Click here to sign up for weeknight and Saturday volunteer shifts in these crucial four weeks!

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Albany Season! Training on Rules of the Road for Lobbying in NYS

With a packed legislative agenda in New York State this year, our lobbying efforts are more important than ever. This training offers partner non-profits the opportunity to learn how, as non-profit organizations, we can effectively advance issues and policies that connect with our core missions.

On March 20th, at 3pm, join the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, and Alliance for Justice for a great training on the rules of the road for NY lobbying!

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Read Our Newsday Op-ed: Redistricting Reform in Nassau County

Redistricting is neither red, nor blue

Elections are about choice. At least, they're supposed to be. But for many Nassau County residents, the choice in our elections is made before we even get to the polls.

That's because the process that determines the shape of our county legislative districts -- redistricting -- is controlled by political appointees who owe their designations to the political parties. A report recently released by the Nassau United Redistricting Coalition concluded that given the opportunity, both Republican and Democratic partisans will gerrymander legislative lines to gain advantage and protect incumbents.

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‘Communities of Color Can Make the Difference this November’

Altschuler: In Nassau race, minority voters can make the difference

October 28, 2013 by DANIEL ALTSCHULER in Newsday [Original here]

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, and former

Despite a recent polling showing an advantage for Edward Mangano in the Nassau County Executive race, some analysts are expecting a tighter contest on Nov. 5. After all, the last time Republican Mangano and Democrat Thomas Suozzi faced off, the difference was 386 votes.

The focus now has predictably turned to the typical analysis: which candidate would more effectively mobilize his base, and who would convince voters he is the most fiscally responsible. This approach, however, misses a fundamental transformation in Nassau County that could impact the election. Given Nassau County's recent demographic changes, the decisive factor could be turnout in communities of color.

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