Date(s) - 03/13/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Please come and join us to hear about local organizations and actions we can work to support. We will hear from three women about the work they are doing right here on LI to fight for progressive values.
Liuba Grechen Shirley of NY’s 2nd District Democrats – Liuba Grechen Shirley manages the group NY’s 2nd District Democrats, which recently met with Congressman Peter King regarding his lack of a public town hall this recess among other issues.
LaKeytria Felder of Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. – LaKeytria Felder is a federal public defender representing people who cannot afford a lawyer in federal criminal cases. She handles a variety of criminal cases, of which the most pertinent cases for our discussion are related to immigration offenses. She will be discussing the Know Your Rights campaign, an educational/informational presentation for immigrant communities.
Christine Pellegrino of Long Island Activists – Formerly Long Island for Bernie Sanders, Long Island Activists is a grassroots action-oriented group fighting for progressive policy at the local, state, and national level.
Mariana Pineda of the Long Island Progressive Coalition – Originally founded in 1979, The Long Island Progressive Coalition stands for decent and affordable housing and health care, taxation in accordance with ability to pay, decent and well-paying jobs, an environment that is not toxic to people or animals, respect for individual differences, a clean, safe and attractive community, a representative government truly of, by and for the people.