Progressive Caucus Statement On DOJ Decision Not To Bring Charges In Death Of Eric Garner

It’s been five years since Eric Garner was placed in a fatal chokehold by Officer Pantaleo. Five years in which his family, led by his mother Gwen Carr, and advocates, including Communities for Police Reform and the New York City Progressive Caucus, have repeatedly demanded for justice. Five years in which the Mayor and the … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement On DOJ Decision Not To Bring Charges In Death Of Eric Garner

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Council holds hearing on rent fee bills endorsed by Progressive Caucus

New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 27, the New York City Council held a hearing on six housing bills, endorsed by the Progressive Caucus and sponsored by Progressive Caucus Members Keith Powers and Carlina Rivera. Chaired by Council Member Robert Cornegy, the Committee on Housing and Buildings heard testimonies from community members and advocates … Continue reading Council holds hearing on rent fee bills endorsed by Progressive Caucus

Statement on OIG-NYPD Report on Biased Policing

The New York City Council Progressive Caucus is appalled by the news that the NYPD has failed to adequately investigate or substantiate nearly 2,500 complaints of biased policing against its officers. Biased policing includes any discriminatory action or intentional failure to take action by law enforcement based on a person’s status, such as race, national … Continue reading Statement on OIG-NYPD Report on Biased Policing

Council Member Antonio Reynoso Holds Hearing on Commercial Waste Zones Legislation, Endorsed by Progressive Caucus

  New York, NY -- Progressive Caucus Member and Sanitation Committee Chair Antonio Reynoso joined waste and environmental advocates this morning in support of legislation to reform the rogue private carting industry, ahead of a hearing on the bill. The bill, Intro 1574, was formally endorsed by the Progressive Caucus on June 20, 2019, and … Continue reading Council Member Antonio Reynoso Holds Hearing on Commercial Waste Zones Legislation, Endorsed by Progressive Caucus

Progressive & Women’s Caucus Send Letter to Mayor, Demanding Policy Changes after Layleen Polanco’s Death at Rikers

New York, NY -- On Wednesday, June 26, Progressive Caucus and Women’s Caucus sent a letter to the Mayor’s office, Department of Corrections, Board of Corrections, and the Bronx District Attorney’s office demanding answers around the death of Layleen Polanco, a 27-year-old transgender woman who died earlier this month while in solitary confinement at Rikers … Continue reading Progressive & Women’s Caucus Send Letter to Mayor, Demanding Policy Changes after Layleen Polanco’s Death at Rikers