New York Letter Calling on CFPB to End Predatory Payday Lending


On Oct. 7, the New Economy Project submitted a powerful letter –- signed by the Progressive Caucus and 130 other New York elected officials; a government agency; community, labor, civil rights, faith-based, and legal services groups; and community development financial institutions –- forcefully urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to issue the strongest possible payday lending rules. Continue reading

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Victory: Council Passes Multi-racial ID Bill


On October 13th, the City Council voted on three bills that would ensure appropriate collection of demographic information – including race, ethnicity and sexual identity data from those who access City services.  Continue reading

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Statement on #EdWalk to Demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity Funding


Members of the City Council Progressive Caucus unite under the charge to create a more just and equal New York. We are concerned that New York State’s continued refusal to fully fund our public schools reinforces a model that leaves children to compete in an uneven playing field. Continue reading

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Caucus and over 500 Elected Officials Speak Out Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry


Officials release an open letter and hear Resolution as part of a campaign to fight back against the xenophobia, bigotry, and anti-Muslim hate that has escalated dramatically during the 2016 Presidential election. Continue reading

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Council Members Hold Hearing on the Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants in Housing Court


The Council Committee on Courts and Legal Service held a hearing yesterday on Intro 214-A, a bill that would require the Office of Civil Justice to establish a program for the provision of legal counsel for low-income tenants who are subject to eviction, ejectment or foreclosure proceedings. Continue reading

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