Tag: Long Island Progressive Coalition
It’s too soon to know what Trump or the incoming Republican Congress will replace Obamacare with, but it’s not too early to discuss what’s at stake: the capability of health care providers and local hospitals to provide adequate coverage for patients, the Island's means of effectively tackling its unremitting heroin epidemic, and the sustainability and future of the region's health care economy overall—which grew by 25,000 jobs since the law was passed, with 218,000 currently employed within the health care industry throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the New York State Department of Labor. To date, more than 3 million New Yorkers have health insurance through the state's health care exchange, including more than 334,000 living on Long Island.
Sanders' campaign has already moved the Democratic Party, and its presumptive nominee, to the left. Clearly, one cannot expect Clinton to stay there without sustained pressure from this newly mobilized left—given her history and the Obama administration's neo-liberal policies—but the groundwork and mobilization to do that is now possible.
The two crusading prosecutors were honored for fighting against corrupt government officials.
Questions linger after state Senate majority leadership switcheroo this week.
In 1979, the coalition began as a group of civic-minded volunteers, but evolved into a grassroots membership organization affiliated with the Citizen Action of New York.