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

#MarijuanaJustice Child Welfare Resolutions, Sponsored by Progressive Caucus Members Rivera and Lander, Passed by New York City Council

New York, NY — On Tuesday, July 23, the New York City Council passed two pieces of legislation in the Progressive Caucus #MarijuanaJustice package to promote gender and racial justice and reduce the collateral consequences of marijuana criminalization on mothers of color.   Despite a concerted efforts by allies, led by the Drug Policy Alliance, … Continue reading #MarijuanaJustice Child Welfare Resolutions, Sponsored by Progressive Caucus Members Rivera and Lander, Passed by New York City Council

Black, Latino, Asian, and Progressive Caucuses Demand NYPD Commissioner #FirePantaleo

After the Justice Department recently declined to pursue federal charges against a New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in response to the 2014 death of Eric Garner, members of the City Council, the Black, Latino, Asian and Progressive Caucuses and Public Advocate Williams gathered with advocates at 1 Police Plaza to demand that NYPD … Continue reading Black, Latino, Asian, and Progressive Caucuses Demand NYPD Commissioner #FirePantaleo