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Lisa Tyson is a powerful, and passionate, advocate for progressive change on Long Island. Since joining LIPC in 1995, LIsa has won important victories around a policy agenda aimed at social, economic and racial justice. As Director, she formulates policy, lobbys, campaign strategy development, raises funds, and manages staff in support of that ambitious program.
Her successes are legendary: Passing publicly financing of elections in Suffolk County, major affordable housing wins; writing and passing Nassau Counties Living Wage Law; Demanding fair elections by lobbying successfully for optical scanners in voting; And anchoring a statewide campaign to change the statewide education formula to be based on students’ needs. Tyson is a founding member of the Working Families Party where she plays a crucial role in endorsements. She was named one of 2010 Long Island Press‘s 50 Most Influential People on Long Island. In 2017, she was named as one of Long Island Business News Top 50 Women on Long Island . In 2018, Lisa was named as one of the City and State New York’s Long Island Power 50, which said this about Lisa:
An expert at grass-roots organizing, Lisa Tyson has been behind some of the most uphill political battles on Long Island in recent history. She galvanized commuter support for the Long Island Rail Road’s third track, helped pass the law increasing the state’s minimum wage and pushed affordable housing projects in Huntington and Southampton over the finish line. She skillfully fills an assortment of roles, from policy wonk to fundraiser to advocate, and has become a leader of Long Island’s “resistance” movement.
A lifelong resident of Long Island, Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1993. She continued her studies in the Masters of Science program in Urban and Environmental Studies at Renssealear Polytechnic Institute in 1994.
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