What We Do

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.