LICAN CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO AND STATE LEGISLATORS TO CREATE AN ENFORCEABLE MECHANISM FOR LIPA to be accountable (with consequences if it fails), to Long Islanders in the following ways: * transparency to replace patronage; * utility expertise and excellent management to replace negligence and disorganization; * modernized equipment and communications to replace antiquated infrastructure and lack of responsiveness; and * a new standard for restoring power, repairs and preparedness.
Call your state legislator and Governor Cuomo to urge them to make LIPA a full public utility. The governor's office may be reached at (518) 474-8390.
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LICAN announces partnership with Partners in Care, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the Town of North Hempstead to improve and expand quality home health care for seniors and quality jobs and training and low-cost travel for home health aides.
Long Island CAN (LI-CAN) is a multi-faith, multi-racial, non-partisan citizens’ power organization made up of dues-paying religious and non-religious institutions throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. LI-CAN’s members include synagogues, churches, mosques, social service agencies, neighborhood associations, and organizations of people in recovery.
LI-CAN helps to build teams of congregational and other institutional leaders who learn to use independent political power to gain a seat at the decision making table around issues of concern to themselves, their families, and their communities. This power is measured by leaders’ ability to win improvements on specific issues and to improve the quality of life where they live and throughout Long Island.
LI-CAN is an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the country’s oldest and largest citizens’ organizing network. The IAF was founded in the 1940s by Saul Alinsky, who organized the country’s first neighborhood association, “The Back of the Yards Council,” in Chicago’s South side. Today, the IAF has more than 60 affiliate organizations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany, that have won numerous victories on a wide range of issues, including health care, immigration, affordable housing, and living wage.