The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is proud to congratulate
Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito on her election as the next Speaker of the New York City Council. As the Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, Melissa has been a consistent voice for those most in need — of a good job, of a safe place to sleep, of a quality school. We are confident that as City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito will lead our body in a progressive, transparent, and independent direction to deliver for New Yorkers.

The Progressive Caucus was formed to build power on the inside for New York’s working families and make their priorities the City Council’s priorities. Recent victories guaranteeing paid sick days for a million more New York workers and ending discriminatory policing showed that we could make lasting change. With Melissa’s election, that progressive change will become the central goal of the City Council. She is a woman of conviction and will be a fair leader who governs for all New Yorkers and gives all of our communities a voice.

Congratulations to Melissa and her family, her supporters and constituents, and New York’s progressive community. We were proud to cast our votes today and look forward to working with you to build a more just and equitable New York City.

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