Long Island CAN (or LI-CAN) is a diverse, non-partisan, volunteer-driven organization rooted in religious congregations and other non-profits in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are a vehicle through which people from all walks of life on Long Island do the everyday work of democracy:
- Building relationships and finding common ground across lines that divide us.
- Researching issues that affect the lives of our member families and institutions, identifying workable solutions, and creating strategies for change.
- Using our combined power to win victories that matter to our communities.
- Developing public leaders.
LI-CAN is one of approximately 75 local groups across the U.S. and abroad affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s first and largest broad-based community organizing network. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1996, with a track record of achievements that improve lives and strengthen our communities.