Tag: opinion

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: Building Resilience to Emerge Mentally Stronger Post-pandemic

In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, an overwhelming 78 percent of American adults believe the pandemic to be a major source of stress in their lives.

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: Discover Something New on Long Island This Summer

If 2020 taught us nothing else, it’s that we are lucky to live on Long Island. When borders closed and the world shut down, we realized that the beaches, parks and quaint villages that define Long Island provide a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.

OpEd: This Summer, Take That Long-Awaited Vacation

“Taking a trip will be part of what makes our nation return to economic strength.”

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: 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.