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LONG ISLAND LOBBY COALITION AARP - AMERICAN COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE AT DOWLING COLLEGE - CITIZENS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - EMPIRE STATE FUTURE - HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - LONG ISLAND BUSINESS COUNCIL - LONG ISLAND FEDERATION OF LABOR - LONG ISLAND HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - LONG ISLAND SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK - NASSAU COUNCIL OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE - TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN - VISION LONG ISLAND
For immediate release:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
For more information contact:
Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island, (631) 804-9128 (mobile)
Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, (631) 384-1378 (mobile)
Roger Clayman, LI Federation of Labor, (631) 418-7550 (mobile)
Robert Fonti, LI Business Council, (631) 626-4256 (mobile)
Chris Murray, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, (516) 361-7965 (mobile)
Will Stoner, AARP, (917) 860-4465 (mobile)

UNLIKELY LI ALLIES BRING UNIFIED MESSAGE TO ALBANY TO IMPROVE ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, & QUALITY OF LIFE

Farmingdale, NY –Over 50 organizations from across the spectrum are heading to Albany on Wednesday to meet with elected leaders for the fourth annual Long Island Lobby Day. Unified under the name the “Long Island Lobby Coalition,” member groups represent over a dozen different sectors including environmental, business, labor, civic, human services, senior citizens, transportation, religious, planners, developers, education and public health. The group continues to grow their membership and their platform, which includes five key agenda items. This years platform includes ‘Transportation’, ‘Energy & Environment’, ‘Human Services’, ‘Small Business, Jobs, and Economic Development’, and ‘Sewage & Infrastructure.’

What: The coalition is set to meet with the Governor’s office, 9 Long Island Senate members and a dozen Long Island Assembly members as well as the Assembly Speaker and Senate Minority Leader. The main goal of the coalition is to advance agenda items that will improve resident’s quality of life by protecting resources, creating jobs, and bringing real economic returns to our region.

When: Members will board a charter bus at 5:00 am at the Park & Ride in Melville.
Meetings in Albany are scheduled from 9am – 3pm

Where: Melville, NY to Albany, NY

Who: AARP, American Communities Institute at Dowling College, American Planning Association—LI Chapter, Child Care Council of Nassau, Child Care Council of Suffolk, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Concern for Independent Living, Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community, Coram Civic Association, Cornerstone Church of God in Christ, Dowling College, Congress for the New Urbanism – New York, Elmont Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Future, EmPower Solar, Friends of the Bay, Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District, Good Harvest Financial Group, Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., HIA-LI, Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization, Long Island Business Council, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL—CIO, Long Island Housing Partnership, Long Island Minority AIDS Coalition, Long Island Software & Technology Network, Longwood Alliance, Mastic Beach Property Owners Association, Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, Middle Island Civic Association, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, Neighborhood Network, NY Committee for Occupational Safety and Health , New York League of Conservation Voters, Plainview/Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce, Renaissance Downtowns, Roel Resources, Save the Forge River, Selden Civic Association, Signature Organization, South Yaphank Civic Association, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, them TV, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Uniondale Community Council, US Green Building Council—Long Island Chapter, Verizon, Vision Long Island, Wading River Civic Association, Workforce Development Institute, Youth of Ethical Societies, Long Island Chapter
 

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by tbono  2/14/12