October 31, 2012
For Immediate Release
Daniel Altschuler, Long Island Civic Engagement Table 917-494-5922
Silvana Dίaz, Noticia 516-223-5678
Maryann Slutsky, Long Island Wins 516-506-3505
As Recovery Begins, Candidates Altschuler and Bishop to Come Together to Support Relief Efforts and Answer Questions about Issues Facing Long Island’s Diverse Communities:
Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Noticia, and Long Island Wins Will Co-host “Growing a Diverse Long Island” Forum, where Residents Can Donate to Hurricane Relief and Engage with Candidates for the 1st Congressional District.
WHAT: Community members will bring donations for hurricane relief and pose questions to the candidates.
WHEN: Friday, November 2 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Congregational Church of Patchogue, 95 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
As hurricane recovery efforts begin on Long Island, this Friday November 2nd, the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET), Noticia, and Long Island Wins will bring the the candidates for the 1st Congressional District, Tim Bishop (D) and Randy Altschuler (R), together to support relief efforts and answer questions from community members about how to strengthen and support diverse communities on Long Island.
This event will offer local residents the opportunity to donate money and non-perishable food to those worst affected by the storm, and engage directly with the candidates about pressing issues facing their communities. The forum will feature direct participation from community members from an extensive range of grassroots, labor, and business organizations in Suffolk County, continuing a dialogue that LICET, Long Island Wins, and Noticia have begun fostering through their “Growing a Diverse Long Island” series. This forum—the last time the candidates will appear together in front of their constituents—will offer voters the most direct opportunity of this campaign to hear both candidates’ positions on the issues of most concern to Suffolk County’s diverse population.
The event is open to the public. To RSVP, or for more information, visit http://www.licivicengagement.org/cd1_candidate_forum_2012211 or call 631-316-8013.
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The Long Island Civic Engagement Table is an initiative led by community organizations in Long Island to increase civic participation among working-class communities of color and government accountability in Suffolk County.
Noticia is Long Island’s Spanish-language, weekly newspaper. Hispanic and family owned since 1991, Noticia focuses and reports on issues of concern to the Hispanic community of Long Island.
Long Island Wins is a non-profit communications organization focusing on immigration issues on Long Island and beyond. We work to promote commonsense immigration solutions that work for everyone, rooted in respect and dignity for all.