Progressive Caucus Statement on FY21 Budget Negotiations  

The Progressive Caucus rejects Mayor de Blasio’s negotiation tactic of threatening to lay off 22,000 city employees and to cut essential discretionary-funded programs as we approach the deadline of an unprecedented budget negotiation process. The caucus recognizes that we are facing significant revenue shortfalls for the FY21 budget. However, this budget cannot be balanced by … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on FY21 Budget Negotiations  

Progressive Caucus Statement on Proposed Cuts to NYPD Budget

The Progressive Caucus applauds the tireless work of advocates, community organizers, and the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who have taken to the streets to demand transformative change in how policing is conducted in New York City. We stand with our colleagues -  Speaker Corey Johnson, Laurie Cumbo, Robert Cornegy, I. Daneek Miller, Adrienne … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on Proposed Cuts to NYPD Budget

Progressive Caucus Executive Committee Statement Demanding an end to the New York City curfew

New York, NY — The New York City Council Progressive Caucus’ Executive Committee calls on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to put an immediate end to the city-wide curfew and increased police presence that has only worsened the conditions that many New Yorkers are taking to the streets to protest. Protest and civil disobedience … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Executive Committee Statement Demanding an end to the New York City curfew

Progressive Caucus Statement on Support of 2019 NYS Bail Laws, #NoRollbacks 

New York, NY -- The New York City Council Progressive Caucus reaffirms its support of recently enacted pre-trial reforms that went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Last year, New York State passed bail and pretrial reforms aimed at reducing pretrial detention and ending the rampant injustices of money bail. These reforms as they stand … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on Support of 2019 NYS Bail Laws, #NoRollbacks 

Council holds hearing on #AfterSchool4All bill endorsed by Progressive Caucus

New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, Committee on Youth Services Chair, Deborah Rose held a hearing on legislation establishing a universal after school program for New York City youth, sponsored by Progressive Caucus co-chair Ben Kallos.   Endorsed by the Progressive Caucus in its 18 Progressive Policies for 2018 platform, the Introduction 1100 would require … Continue reading Council holds hearing on #AfterSchool4All bill endorsed by Progressive Caucus