Long Island Elected Officials to Keep Pressure on Albany for Paid Family Leave


On Friday, county and local elected officials from across Long Island to release letters and announce local resolutions urging Albany to pass paid family leave this session.

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Farmingdale, NY - March 16th, 2016 - On Friday, March 18th, a group of local- and county- level officials will come together to announce a series of local resolutions and sign-on letters that urge the passage of statewide paid family leave in the latest push by the “Long Islanders for Paid Family Leave” campaign.

After a decade of inaction by Albany, including by the Long Island Senate delegation, local officials will stand up on behalf of this critical issue for Long Island families. This press conference follows events held by both statewide elected officials and the Governor on Long Island in support of paid family leave over the past two weeks, and comes with less than two weeks remaining until the deadline to pass the state budget.

The event will feature local elected officials below as well as representatives from: NY Working Families, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New York State Nurses Association, NY Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign, New York Civil Liberties Union, and SEIU 32BJ.

What: Press conference with local- and county-level Long Island elected officials announcing resolutions and sign-on letters in support of statewide paid family leave proposal

When: Friday, March 18th, 11 AM

Where: The Daleview Care Center, 574 Fulton Street, Farmingdale (only street parking)


  • Presiding Officer of Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory
  • Minority Leader of Nassau County Legislature Kevan Abrahams
  • Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern
  • Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum
  • Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly
  • Freeport Trusteewoman Carmen Pineyro
  • Long Beach City Councilwoman Anissa Moore
  • North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan
  • North Hempstead Town Councilman Pete Zuckerman
  • North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink
  • Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne Holst (Candidate for Congressional District 1)
  • Ryan Cronin (Candidate for State Senate District 6)
  • Nick Guariglia (Candidate for State Assembly District 16)