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Long Island Youth Organizers Speak on Changing Gun Legislation in New York 

Long Island Youth Organizers Speak On Changing Gun Legislation in New York 

More than 500 protesters rallied around the Nassau County Legislature back in June to call for action against gun violence.  Baldwin resident Nicolette Carrion was one of them. She said her concern for gun laws in America encouraged her to help organize the March for Our Lives demonstration alongside peers from the youth organization Young …

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Your Full Long Island Election Winners Guide - See Where They Stand On Policy

Your Full Long Island Election Projected Winners Guide – See Where They Stand On Policy

With a record number of absentee and mail-in ballots being submitted this year, the results from the presidential race to Long Island’s races are now finally determined. Here is a list of the projected winners that will lead Long Island for the next few years.  District One Congress Lee Zeldin (Republican) v. Nancy Goroff (Democrat) …

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Harry Burger Wants to Change the Status Quo By Running For Congress in the Second Congressional District

There has always been a longstanding battle between the two prominent political parties, Democrats and Republicans. Now more than ever, we’ve seen divides between the two in the White House, on social media and in bold campaign ads shown every commercial break. The second congressional district race is no exception. Democratic candidate Jacqueline Gordon is …

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Suffolk County Lawmakers Announce New Laws Created to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Amidst one of the largest social justice movements in history, Suffolk County lawmakers and community leaders gathered for a press conference to announce and listen to new diversity initiatives. One law broadened protection from discrimination based hair texture, protective styles or religious garments in the workplace and went into effect July 23. Another law, coined …

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Suffolk County Proposal Seeks to Ban Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in the Job Market

Suffolk County Proposal Seeks to Ban Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in the Job Market

During Suffolk County’s general legislature meeting, a proposal that will prohibit employers from discriminating against those with a criminal history will be on the table. The legislation would forbid employers from asking people questions about their criminal record during the job application process. Once a person makes it to the interview, then they can be …

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