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Long Island Wins $10,000 Challenge Grant: We Need Your Help!

We are $2,000 short of our goal. You can help us get there!

Long Island Wins $10,000 Challenge Grant: We Need Your Help!

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on April 10, 2015  

Please join us and donate now to help us build a Long Island that works for everyone -- because when everyone works together, Long Island “wins!”

Dozens Rally in Hempstead for Immigrant Worker Rights

Long Island groups marked the day with information sessions on workers rights and a vigil.

Dozens Rally in Hempstead for Immigrant Worker Rights

by Francis Madi on May 2, 2015  

Hundreds of May Day events took place in immigrant communities around the United States.

Lincoln’s Murder and the New York Irish American

Paper mourning flags were quickly printed to be attached to poles and displayed along the president's funeral route.

Lincoln’s Murder and the New York Irish American

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 1, 2015  

The death of Lincoln held dangers for his opponents.

The Half-Hearted Apology of Joe Arpaio

The Arizona sheriff is on trial for contempt of court for defying a court order to disband immigration patrols.

The Half-Hearted Apology of Joe Arpaio

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 1, 2015  

How does a court order that received national publicity fall "through the cracks"?

Thank You, Long Island Wins

Christian Bonawandt

Thank You, Long Island Wins

by Christian Bonawandt on May 1, 2015  

After a tremendous and exciting year, it is with a heavy heart that I announce today to be my last day as online editor at Long Island Wins.

Long Island Latinos File Suit Against Suffolk Police for Systemic, Race-based Attacks

Twenty-one Latino Long Islanders named as plaintiffs claim that multiple SCPD officers systematically targeted them and other Latinos for unfounded, race-based stops.

Long Island Latinos File Suit Against Suffolk Police for Systemic, Race-based Attacks

by Christian Bonawandt on April 30, 2015  

The lawsuit alleges that the department condoned a 10-year crime spree against Latinos, even as it was being investigated by the Department of Justice for bias against the Latino community.

Summit Action Steps for the Governance Session

What were the action steps?

Summit Action Steps for the Governance Session

by Christian Bonawandt on April 30, 2015  

The conversation centered on several issues, including voter registration, advocating for policy changes, and getting immigrants access to government and private services.

D’Innocenzo: Country in Need of a New ‘Common Sense’

Harry H. Wachtel (left) with Dr. Martin Luther King.

D’Innocenzo: Country in Need of a New ‘Common Sense’

by Michael D’Innocenzo on April 29, 2015  

A recent article in The Economist harkens back to the days of Tom Paine's "Common Sense" and Dr. Martin Luther King's model for inclusion.

Attack on Birthright Citizenship is Not About the Law

Don't play politics with me.

Attack on Birthright Citizenship is Not About the Law

by Patrick Young, Esq. on April 29, 2015  

Birthright citizenship is neither a “custom” nor a “practice” -- it is a Constitutional right.

What’s Causing Less Central American Children to Enter the U.S.?

Despite worsening conditions in Central America, less children have arrived than expected, according to Border Patrol.

What’s Causing Less Central American Children to Enter the U.S.?

by Patrick Young, Esq. on April 28, 2015  

The number of Central American children arriving in the U.S. to escape violence and reunite with family has not increased anywhere near the levels seen last year. There are a number of reasons for that.

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