City Council Passes Grievance Bills Introduced by Progressive Caucus Members

New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 13, the New York City Council passed four pieces of legislation related to the well-being of incarcerated individuals, introduced by members of the Progressive Caucus. Three of the bills will improve the Department of Correction’s grievance system, while the fourth bill focuses on correctional health services. The Progressive … Continue reading City Council Passes Grievance Bills Introduced by Progressive Caucus Members

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Progressive Caucus Supports Council Member Kallos’ Bill to Raise the Cap on Public Matching Funds for Local Campaigns

New York, NY - Today, Introduction 732, sponsored by Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Ben Kallos, and endorsed by the Progressive Caucus, was voted out of committee, slated for passage on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The bill will raise the cap on public matching funds for local campaigns to 8-to-1. Lifting the cap on the amount of … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Supports Council Member Kallos’ Bill to Raise the Cap on Public Matching Funds for Local Campaigns

Progressive Caucus Demands Salary Parity for Early Childhood Educators

New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 6, members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus gathered alongside educators, advocates, and allies to demand salary parity in the city budget. Equitable pay for early childhood educators, who are primarily women of color, is a key issue for the Progressive Caucus for the fiscal year … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Demands Salary Parity for Early Childhood Educators

Progressive Caucus supports implicit bias training in NYC schools

New York, NY -- Today, the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice rallied on the steps of Tweed Courthouse in support of ongoing implicit bias trainings in NYC schools. The New York City Council Progressive Caucus stands with the coalition in calling for culturally responsive education for all NYC students. Recently New York CIty implemented a … Continue reading Progressive Caucus supports implicit bias training in NYC schools

Progressive Caucus Demands #JusticeforEricGarner

New York, NY -- The New York City Council Progressive Caucus stands with the Black Latino Asian Caucus (BLAC) and the family of Eric Garner in demanding justice through the immediate firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo and immediate scheduling of disciplinary trials for the other officers who engaged in misconduct surrounding the killing of Eric … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Demands #JusticeforEricGarner