Stand for Tenant Safety Coalition Issues Report Card on Administration’s Lackluster Implementation of Progressive Caucus Bills Aimed at Protecting Tenants

New York, NY -- Members of the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council and the Stand for Tenant Safety (STS) coalition gathered today at City Hall to release a report card revealing the lack luster implementation of legislation passed by the Caucus last year to protect tenants against predatory landlords that use construction … Continue reading Stand for Tenant Safety Coalition Issues Report Card on Administration’s Lackluster Implementation of Progressive Caucus Bills Aimed at Protecting Tenants

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PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS RALLIES TO CALL ON STATE TO DIRECT MARIJUANA TAX REVENUES TO COMMUNITIES MOST HARMED BY PROHIBITION

New York, NY -- On Thursday, March 7th, Progressive Caucus Members Richards, Kallos, Reynoso, Public Advocate Williams, and Council Member Espinal rallied with representatives from the Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders, and the Harlem Business Alliance at City Hall to call for the state to ensure that legalized marijuana revenue is directed to communities harmed … Continue reading PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS RALLIES TO CALL ON STATE TO DIRECT MARIJUANA TAX REVENUES TO COMMUNITIES MOST HARMED BY PROHIBITION

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST HEARING ON PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS’ #MARIJUANAJUSTICE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGES

    New York, NY -- On Wednesday, February 27, the New York City Council held the first of three joint hearings on the Progressive Caucus’s #MarijuanaJustice legislative package. Specifically, the Council’s Committees on Public Safety, Justice, Consumer Affairs & Business Licensing, and Civil & Human Rights met jointly to hear two proposed laws banning … Continue reading NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST HEARING ON PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS’ #MARIJUANAJUSTICE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGES

STATEMENT FROM NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ON AMAZON’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CANCEL MOVE TO NYC

If companies want to come to New York City, they must be willing to engage in a process that allows for input from impacted communities and gives local elected officials in those areas a voice in the approval process. This backroom deal did not allow for New Yorkers to voice serious concerns about Amazon’s anti-labor … Continue reading STATEMENT FROM NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ON AMAZON’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CANCEL MOVE TO NYC

Progressive Caucus introduces #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package

On Wednesday, February 13, the Progressive Caucus rallied with the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus and the Drug Policy Alliance to mark the introduction of legislation and resolutions to voice their support for legalization, reduce the collateral consequences from marijuana criminalization, and promote policies that prioritize the inclusion of communities most harmed by marijuana criminalization. … Continue reading Progressive Caucus introduces #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package