Press & Statements

City Council Progressive Caucus Welcomes New Members

New York, NY – The Caucus is welcoming five recently-elected Council Members as members of the Progressive Caucus for the 2018-2021 term. Alicka Ampry-Samuel, District 41: Council Member Ampry-Samuel has worked in various capacities with City and State legislators and has spent years sharpening her servant leadership. For Council Member Ampry-Samuel, altruism and empathy for … Continue reading City Council Progressive Caucus Welcomes New Members

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Progressive Caucus Passes Nearly 50 Bills in 2014 – 2017 Council Session

New York, NY – On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the New York City Council passed several bills endorsed by the Progressive Caucus in its current session policy platform. Including the bills passed today, the Caucus and its members have sponsored and advocated for the passage of nearly 50 bills representing crucial advancements in progressive issues … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Passes Nearly 50 Bills in 2014 – 2017 Council Session

Welcoming Bill Perkins into the Progressive Caucus

The Caucus welcomed recently-elected Council Member and Former State Senator Bill Perkins as a member of the Caucus. Bill Perkins, was re-elected to the New York City Council in a Special Election on February 14th, 2017. Perkins brings a breadth of experience – having been elected to the Senate in 2006 after previously serving as … Continue reading Welcoming Bill Perkins into the Progressive Caucus

Progressive Caucus launches 18 Progressive Policies for 2018

The New York City Council Progressive Caucus and allies gathered today on the steps of City Hall to announce their adoption of a new platform of "18 Progressive Policies for 2018" representing crucial campaigns they are fighting for – especially under the current political climate and the regressive era of the Trump administration. The policy platform … Continue reading Progressive Caucus launches 18 Progressive Policies for 2018

Statement on #NoGagRule: Caucus Advocates for Full Reproductive Health Access

Yesterday, the Progressive Caucus officially submitted a comment on Regulations.gov opposing the recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would enact a domestic “gag” rule and block women and families in New York City from accessing critical health care they depend on. The Progressive Caucus stands with our colleagues in government which include 14 governors, … Continue reading Statement on #NoGagRule: Caucus Advocates for Full Reproductive Health Access

Progressive Caucus Rallies alongside Members Reynoso & Levin for Waste Equity Bill

New York, NY –  Today, the Progressive Caucus joined Caucus Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Stephen Levin, as well as environmental justice advocates, on the steps of city hall to rally for the passage of Intro 157, a bill to cap the amount of waste processed by overburdened communities. The bill has been a part … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Rallies alongside Members Reynoso & Levin for Waste Equity Bill

Progressive Caucus Supports Bill on Short-Term Rentals (Intro. 981)

Councilwoman Carlina Rivera speaks at a rally in support of the bill at City Hall on June 7, 2018. (NYC Council via Twitter) Today, the Progressive Caucus formally announces its support for Progressive Caucus Council Member Carlina Rivera’s legislation (Introduction I.0981) which establishes new reporting requirements for short-term rental services. The legislation has been adopted … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Supports Bill on Short-Term Rentals (Intro. 981)

Progressive Caucus Members Rally to #EndFamilySeparation

  Image: Members Ydanis Rodriguez, Jumaane Williams, and Brad Lander rally at various protests at Laguardia and 26 Federal Plaza.  Yesterday, Members of the Progressive Caucus joined activists and protests at LaGuardia Airport and ICE headquarters (26 Federal Plaza) to rally against the injustices that the Trump Administration has perpetuated through its atrociously harmful immigration … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Members Rally to #EndFamilySeparation

Progressive Caucus Statement on World Refugee Day 2018

Today, as the world observes World Refugee Day, the Members of the Progressive Caucus proudly pledge to support refugees, asylum seekers, and other forcibly displaced persons who've fled their homes for fear of harm and persecution. This includes continuing to resist and highlight the injustices that the Trump Administration has perpetuated through its atrociously harmful immigration policy … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on World Refugee Day 2018