Thursday, April 9, 2009

Public Press Conference Scheduled for Saturday at Nassau Coliseum

Dave Denenberg has set a record for Let there Be Light(house), as he's now part of the subject of two straight posts on this blog.  After I finished my trek to the Beltway, I came across a press release from Legis. Denenberg's office about a public press conference that will be held this Saturday, April 11, at 11 AM, at Nassau Coliseum.

The rally, called "Save the Island/Save the Islanders," is an attempt at a public show of support for the project.  There will likely be media coverage and a large memorandum of support that people can sign.

I'll still be within the Beltway due to my other obligations (those Frozen Four tickets were not cheap), but I hope everyone who can make it shows their support.  Also, can someone who knows me please sign my name to the memo of support?  Thanks

Statement from Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick):

Press Conference

Saturday, April 11, at 11 AM

In front of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale

"Save the Island/Save the Islanders"

Press Conference to Show [Support]

for the Lighthouse and Long Island Project

Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), John Durso, President of the LI Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) and Jim Castellane, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties will co-host a press conference with other elected officials, labor leaders, civic leaders, veterans, residents and Islander fans to demonstrate support for the Lighthouse at Long Island Project. They will add their names to a memorandum of support for the project. 

Legislator Denenberg said, “Elected officials, labor, business, community and civic leaders are being asked to show their support for this project. The Lighthouse at Long Island will increase tax revenue, create new jobs and career opportunities, create attractive housing alternatives, grow existing businesses and attract new business to Nassau County. The project will also save the NY Islanders hockey team. The Lighthouse is the most important development in Nassau County since Levittown and is smart growth that Nassau County needs now.  This is not the time to sit on the fence; it is the time for real leadership to take a position that this is the right project at the right time for Nassau County.”  


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