The Long Island Civic Engagement Table and Its Partners Have Registered over 5,000 Voters this Year
WHAT: Press conference to announce the results of voter registration campaign and Get Out the Vote effort.
WHO: Community, Labor, and Social Service Organizations, including: the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Make the Road New York, Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Central American Refugee Center, NAACP, Local 338 RWDSU, Youth Enrichment Services, SEPA Mujer, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, and Island Harvest.
WHEN: Thursday, October 18th at 11:00am
WHERE: 1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood
Nassau and Suffolk community, labor, and service organizations will hold a press conference in Brentwood to announce the results of their efforts to register voters across Long Island, and their plans to Get Out the Vote in next month’s elections. The broad range of groups involved in these registration and GOTV efforts will speak about the added power they have built by registering thousands of voters this year. Representatives from grassroots organizations and service providers, many of whom have worked collaboratively through the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET), will also share about targeted plans to turn out those thousands of voters to ensure elected officials respond to their rights and needs.
In the midst of a slow economic recovery, many Long Islanders are suffering from drastic cuts to public goods and social programs. From unjust social service cuts in Nassau and Suffolk to support for gerrymandered districts in New York State, elected officials have been ignoring communities of color, immigrants, and low-income working families. In large part, that is because they have not been held accountable at the ballot box. By registering and turning out thousands of Long Islanders, these community, labor, and service organizations will ensure that these voices are heard.
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The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) seeks to transform the culture of civic participation and government accountability on Long Island. LICET does this by nurturing grassroots participation and leadership in working-class communities of color. LICET, led by Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, and CARECEN, seeks to work with these communities to turn the tide of anti-working class and anti-immigrant politics and build a common platform for low-income people.