Long Island Civic Engagement Table

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Mission: The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) transforms the culture of civic participation and government accountability on Long Island by nurturing grassroots participation and leadership in working class communities of color.

We do this in four key ways:

-Increasing civic engagement through non-partisan voter registration, education, and mobilization (GOTV)

-Training and supporting a new generation of leaders and grassroots organizations

-Supporting grassroots organizing campaigns to build power in Long Island communities of color

-Providing naturalization assistance to immigrant Long Islanders.

Issues: Voter engagement and education, State wide electoral reform campaigns, redistricting. Through our table members we support issues such as Immigration reform, affordable housing, language access.

Contact Information: Lead:Alejandra Sorto, alejandra@licivicengagement.org, (516)710-6141

Topics for Academic/Research Input:Representation of communities of color at every level of government on LI (do elected officials accurately represent the demographics of their constituents), election turnout numbers per race, voter suppression tactics on LI.

Student Internships: Yes. Support on Leadership development and capacity building projects (such as issue and electoral trainings), support for Voter registration and GOTV volunteer efforts, outreach, digital and media support.

Other ways in which students, faculty, and others may become involved:

Website Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter: @licivicengage