The Long Island Civic Engagement Table [LICET] is a new initiative to transform the culture of civic participation and government accountability in Long Island. LICET does this by nurturing grassroots participation and leadership in working-class immigrant and African American communities of Suffolk County. LICET is led by community organizations in Long Island conducting community organizing campaigns with working-class communities of color, supporting immigrants in the naturalization process, and raising awareness around issues of socio-economic and racial and ethnic injustice.
LICET seeks to spark greater civic engagement among marginalized communities in Long Island to turn the tide of anti-immigrant politics and help create a common platform through which working-class communities in Long Island can advance a common agenda. LICET is led by Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, and CARECEN-N.Y.