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About nycprogressives

The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is dedicated to creating a more just and equal New York City, combating all forms of discrimination, and advancing public policies that offer genuine opportunity to all New Yorkers, especially those who have been left out of our society’s prosperity.

Internship Opportunity at the Progressive Caucus

The Progressive Caucus seeks a full-time Coordinator to facilitate the operations of the Caucus. This individual will be hired by Caucus members, and will be an employee of the New York City Council.

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Victory: Council Passes Freelance Isn’t Free Act

In a landmark victory for the nation’s 55 million independent workers, the New York City Council passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act – first-of-its-kind legislation that extends the social safety net and provides millions of NYC freelancers with unprecedented wage … Continue reading

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New York Letter Calling on CFPB to End Predatory Payday Lending

On Oct. 7, the New Economy Project submitted a powerful letter –- signed by the Progressive Caucus and 130 other New York elected officials; a government agency; community, labor, civil rights, faith-based, and legal services groups; and community development financial institutions –- forcefully urging … Continue reading

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Victory: Council Passes Multi-racial ID Bill

On October 13th, the City Council voted on three bills that would ensure appropriate collection of demographic information – including race, ethnicity and sexual identity data from those who access City services. 

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Statement on #EdWalk to Demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity Funding

Members of the City Council Progressive Caucus unite under the charge to create a more just and equal New York. We are concerned that New York State’s continued refusal to fully fund our public schools reinforces a model that leaves … Continue reading

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