Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor Demanding Policy Changes and Investments around Borough-Based Jail Plan

New York, NY — On Friday, October 4, Progressive Caucus Caucus sent a letter* to the Mayor’s office demanding more criminal justice reforms and community investments as the Council approaches the ULURP vote for the borough-based jail plan.  Among the Progressive Caucus’ key demands is a call for the Mayor to commit to significant investments … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor Demanding Policy Changes and Investments around Borough-Based Jail Plan

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Progressive Caucus Introduces Child Welfare Reform Package, Aiming to Increase Rights, Accountability & Transparency

On Wednesday, September 25, Progressive Caucus held a presser with Brooklyn Defender Services, and other advocates to highlight bills and resolutions introduced by the Progressive Caucus members around accountability, transparency, increased representation and legal counsel, and rights within the child welfare system. The bills were introduced by Progressive Caucus Members, including General Welfare Chair Stephen … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Introduces Child Welfare Reform Package, Aiming to Increase Rights, Accountability & Transparency

Progressive Caucus Members Hold Hearing for Intro 888 Retirement Security For All

Council members Miller and Kallos (left, seated). Photo credit: Samar Khurshid New York, NY — On Monday, September 23, 2019, members of the City Council Progressive Caucus, led by Caucus Member and Co-Chair of the Black Latino Asian Caucus, Daneek Miller, and Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Ben Kallos, held a hearing for Intro 888 after joining … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Members Hold Hearing for Intro 888 Retirement Security For All

Progressive Caucus Marks Passage of #JusticeForJazmine Legislative Package

New York, NY - The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council, in partnership with General Welfare Chair Stephen Levin, held a press conference today to push the passage of the #JusticeForJazmine package. Several members of the Caucus had bills in package, which focused on reforms to improve treatment of clients and quality of … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Marks Passage of #JusticeForJazmine Legislative Package

PC Statement for New Public Charge

  Progressive Caucus Statement On New Public Charge Rule The Trump Administration has just approved a new public charge rule that clearly is meant to harm immigrants and will have a disastrous and harmful impact on our low-income communities.   Healthcare, housing, and nutrition will all be impacted by this cruel proposal, forcing families to … Continue reading PC Statement for New Public Charge