Immigration Trends and Policy on Long Island 1/7/09

On January 7, 2009 Gathering at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature Kirby Einhorn of Long Island Wins speaking about “Immigration Trends and Policy on Long Island.” www.BabylonGreens.org The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) www.piscescafe.net (map) Come hungry! For directions to the Babylon Green Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email ian.wilder@yahoo.com Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public. To get involved with the immigrant rights movement, you can join the Respect, not Hate, for Immigrants in Suffolk County, NY facebook group. A social media version of this press release can be found at http://pitch.pe/2071

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Long Island WINS is a public information campaign, driven by the belief that immigration creates incredible opportunities for economic, cultural, and social growth. www.longislandwins.com As immigrants to this country renew the American dream, they improve the quality of life for all of us. In order to foster positive attitudes toward immigrants, we carry out education and outreach to highlight the contributions of immigrants, enhance the public understanding of immigrants and build support for immigration initiatives that benefit all residents of Long Island. In October 2008, Long Island WINS released a report entitled “Strengthening Long Island: The Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Nassau and Suffolk” that concluded that immigrants contribute $10.6 billion to Long Island’s economy.

Kirby Einhorn is the Communications Outreach Director for Long Island Wins. She has traveled throughout Long Island speaking to community groups about the economic contributions of immigrants, the vast benefits of new immigration, and the political realities that have created our immigration policies today.

Babylon Green Party Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of every month:

  • The February 4, 2009 Gathering will feature a reading from 2007 Blogosphere Poet Laureate Amy King.
  • The March 4, 2009 Gathering will feature Camillo “Mac” Bica, the Coordinator of Veterans for Peace of Long Island
  • The April 1, 2009 Gathering will feature Scott Carlin, the founder of the Long Island Climate Solutions Network speaking about Global Warming: How Immediate is the Crisis?
  • The May 6, 2009 Gathering will review Obama’s First 100 days from a Green Party Perspective with former Green Party of New York State Co-Chair Ian Wilder

The Green Party is an alternative party to the Democrats and Republicans. The four pillars of the Green Party are: Nonviolence/Peace; Grassroots Democracy; Social and Economic Justice; and Ecological Wisdom.

For more information about Green Party activities, please go to www.gpsuffolk.org or call Green Party of Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at 631-351-5763. You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it. Click here to find a voter registration form. You can send donations to the Green Party of Suffolk,14 Robin Drive, Huntington, NY 11743.

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