Working towards a Long Island that’s working for everyone,
immigrant and native alike.

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About Us

We’re a nonprofit communications organization that focuses on promoting practical immigration solutions that work for everyone, rooted in respect and dignity for all.

We communicate. We organize. We bring people together and advocate for change.

Representing all Long Islanders, we work to shift the debate about immigrants and immigration policy on Long Island and to educate Long Islanders about sensible policies that work for and will benefit everyone.

Our goal is to highlight the contributions of immigrants in our community, enhance public perception of immigrants, and build support for immigration initiatives that maximize immigrants’ contributions for the benefit of all Long Islanders. This includes support for comprehensive immigration reform – a bill that would make long overdue changes to an outdated immigration system. And it includes local solutions that mean a more welcoming Long Island. We know that immigration can work—if we have the right policies.

Immigrants come to Long Island from all over the world – Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America—to work hard and take care of their families. They are vital contributors to Long Island’s economy and cultural diversity.

We provide research and commentary, shape public engagement, and organize Long Islanders working towards a common goal. This website—especially our blog—is host to many of Long Island Wins’ activities. Here we provide local and national immigration news, and online organizing tools to help Long Islanders create change that will respect the rights of all.


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Our Team
Maryann Sinclair Slutsky
Executive Director
Christian Bonawandt
Online Editor
Hendel Leiva
Laura Lemus
Special Projects Coordinator
Media Mentions
Protesters march over Eric Garner decision in Suffolk
News 12 Long Island • December 7, 2014
Maryann Sinclair Slutsky of Long Island Wins on LI News Radio
Jay Oliver - LI News Radio • November 25, 2014
Out of the Shadows in NY: Tens of Thousands Able to Legally Work
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • November 24, 2014
President’s expected order on immigration draws hope, objections on LI
Victor Manuel Ramos - Newsday • November 17, 2014
Piden compasión y dignidad para menores inmigrantes
Luis M. Mostacero - Noticia • October 7, 2014

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Job Announcements
Seeking Freelance Writers (Long Island)
Posted on June 18, 2014 Long Island Wins, a non-profit communications advocacy organization focusing on immigration issues on Long Island and beyond, is looking for freelance writers based in Nassau and Suffolk counties to report stories about immigration and immigrant communities on Long Island.

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Upcoming Events
December 18, 2014 Celebrate the Seven Principles and Traditions of Kwanzaa
December 19, 2014, 10:00AM - 10:00AM FREE CARECEN Workshops Explaining Obama Executive Order
December 20, 2014, 9:00AM - 2:00PM My Brother’s Keeper Call to Action Summit
December 20, 2014, 6:30PM - 9:30PM Clinca de Derecho de Inmigracion
January 1 - 31, 2015 Irish New York

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