SPEAKER JOHNSON, PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS, WOMEN’S CAUCUS, BLAC AND ADVOCATES DEMAND #JUSTICEFORJAZMINE

New York, NY -- On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Speaker Corey Johnson and Public Advocate Tish James joined the New York City Progressive Caucus, as well as the Women’s Caucus, members of the Black, Latino/a and Asian Caucus (BLAC), Brooklyn Defender Services, and Communities United for Police Reform, to express outrage at the arrest of … Continue reading SPEAKER JOHNSON, PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS, WOMEN’S CAUCUS, BLAC AND ADVOCATES DEMAND #JUSTICEFORJAZMINE

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Progressive Caucus Statement on Jazmine Headley

The Progressive Caucus is outraged by the actions of the NYPD and HRA leading to the arrest of Jazmine Headley, a woman of color and a mother that was seeking the City’s services at a Human Resources Administration (HRA) center. There is no excuse for the behavior of officers arresting Headley and prying her 1-year … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on Jazmine Headley

Progressive Caucus Statement on Amazon HQ2

The Progressive Caucus is outraged by the ‘bad deal’ for Long Island City, and the greater New York City area, that New York State and the City of New York brokered with Amazon, with little to no transparency, community engagement, or discussion of community benefits or labor standards. Amazon should not be given special subsidies … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on Amazon HQ2

New York City Council Passes Landmark Legislation to Permit Campaigns to Cover Childcare Costs, with the Support of All 22 Progressive Caucus Members

New York, NY -- On October 31, 2018, the New York City Council passed landmark legislation, endorsed by the Progressive Caucus, to allow candidates to use campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, thus breaking down a common barrier for parents, particularly women, to run for office. The legislation was introduced by Progressive Caucus Vice-Chair … Continue reading New York City Council Passes Landmark Legislation to Permit Campaigns to Cover Childcare Costs, with the Support of All 22 Progressive Caucus Members

Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor, Recommending Policies to Reduce Racial Disparities in School Suspensions

In response to the Independent Budget Office (IBO) Report “When Students of Different Ethnicities Are Suspended For the Same Infraction Is the Average Length of Their Suspension the Same?,” which revealed racial disparities in the length of suspensions for similar infractions, the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council joined a rally today on … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor, Recommending Policies to Reduce Racial Disparities in School Suspensions