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.
HOW WE WORK
EVERYDAY DEMOCRACY ON LONG ISLAND
WE RECRUIT: We engage a broad base of congregations and other non-partisan institutions and leaders in our communities so that 1) we are grounded in the reality of Long Island, and 2) we have the power to win real victories. Member institutions own the organization. They pay dues and engage leaders in shaping our agenda, developing strategie…Read More »
ACTION ON OPIOIDS: Continuing our campaign, launched in 2017, to help end the opioid overdose crisis.
NEW LEADERSHIP & ISSUES: At a time of deepening division in our country, we will re-invest in finding common ground and developing new strategies to protect the most vulnerable persons in our communities.
GUN SAFETY: Continuing to participate in IAF's nationwide Do Not Stand…Read More »
- Rev. Eric Olsen, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Plainview
- Rev. Gideon Pollach, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring Harbor
OPIOID ACTION TEAM
LI-CAN's work on opioids is guided by an ad hoc team of leaders representing the following institutions:
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring Harbor
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Plainview
St. Joseph the Wor…Read More »
- LI-CAN and its partners, Visiting Nurse Service of NY and Partners in Care, leveraged a grant from the NY state Department of Transportation to subsidize transportation for home health care workers on Long Island. Through this partnership, Partners in Care expanded its home health workforce on Long Island and its subsidies to aides caring for seniors and the disabl…