The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) transforms 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 seeks to work with these communities to turn the tide of anti-working class and anti-immigrant politics and build a common platform for working people. LICET is led by community organizations working on advancing social and economic justice and supporting the integration of immigrant communities.
LICET sparks civic engagement by:
- Increasing electoral participation of disenfranchised communities;
- Nurturing grassroots leadership in communities of color;
- Engaging Long Island residents in community organizing campaigns to advance issues related to social and economic justice; and
- Coordinating and promoting naturalization for eligible legal permanent residents.
LICET seeks to partner with Long Island community organizations and offers:
- Technical assistance and strategy development for voter engagement work;
- Resources, training, and technical assistance to community groups interested in increasing civic participation in their communities;
- Leadership development training, including candidate training; and
- Support for issue-based campaigns, including tactical support, knowledge dissemination, and drawing on and applying lessons from similar campaigns elsewhere.