NYC Council Caucuses Statement in Support of Council Member Kalman Yeger’s Removal from the Council’s Immigration Committee

At the New York City Council, we believe it is critical to respect and represent all communities, regardless of national origin, ethnicity, race, or religion.  The Council’s Progressive Caucus, Women’s Caucus, Black, Latino, Asian Caucus, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus are honored to include Members who are Jewish, Muslim, and Christian; African-American, Latinx, … Continue reading NYC Council Caucuses Statement in Support of Council Member Kalman Yeger’s Removal from the Council’s Immigration Committee

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NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS RALLIES WITH BLAC, ADVOCATES TO PUSH FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND MARK THE PASSAGE OF #MARIJUANAJUSTICE RESOLUTIONS

New York, NY -- On Thursday, March 28, the Progressive Caucus rallied with the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus and advocates to mark the passage of several resolutions supporting the ethical legalization of marijuana, reducing the collateral consequences from marijuana criminalization, and promoting policies that prioritize the inclusion of communities most harmed by marijuana criminalization. … Continue reading NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS RALLIES WITH BLAC, ADVOCATES TO PUSH FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND MARK THE PASSAGE OF #MARIJUANAJUSTICE RESOLUTIONS

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

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 … 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