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OpEd: Use People-First Language to Promote Equality

Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank: "Language is a powerful and consequential tool."

OpEd: Beware of Albany Reforms on Sex Trade

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr.: "I urge lawmakers to consider the implications of such changes to state law, which must better protect sexual exploitation victims and provide mental health treatment to human trafficking victims."

OpEd: Ridership Numbers Keep Climbing on Long Island Rail Road

We are witnessing more and more people returning to public transit because they know it’s the best way to get around our region – and it’s safe.

OpEd: Increase Voting Access to Expand Opportunities For All

Things need to change to where elected officials understand what we want and where voting is encouraged, not suppressed.

OpEd: Here’s Why You Should Take the Long Island Rail Road...

Those who have been riding know better: no need to sit in traffic, or to worry about parking, leaving the driving to us.

OpEd: Asian Americans Need Society to Disavow Racism as They Face...

In the face of tragedy, Asian Americans encounter skeptics about whether they in fact suffer at all. Asian Americans have difficulty persuading others despite the compelling evidence because we frame race in black and white terms, literally and figuratively.

OpEd: Democracy Means Equal Access to Participate in Government, Elections

Fairness and equality so eloquently represented in our constitution, and the opportunity of education, and the right to vote enshrined in our laws, must be made true and real for all our citizens.

OpEd: LIRR, Back on Track and Vaccinating Employees

Let’s all help New York’s economy by getting back on the LIRR, Metro-North, the subways and the buses.

OpEd: Democracy Requires Community, Community Requires Trust

How might our community organizations work to bridge the divides that separate us and bring us together in common cause? 

OpEd: Proposed Recycling Law Deals Devastating Blow to Community Newspapers

The legislation is called the Extended Producer Responsibility Act, and in other countries around the world, newspapers have been exempted from these recycling initiatives. New York should follow suit.