Press & Statements

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

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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

Progressive Caucus Statement On DOJ Decision Not To Bring Charges In Death Of Eric Garner

It’s been five years since Eric Garner was placed in a fatal chokehold by Officer Pantaleo. Five years in which his family, led by his mother Gwen Carr, and advocates, including Communities for Police Reform and the New York City Progressive Caucus, have repeatedly demanded for justice. Five years in which the Mayor and the … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement On DOJ Decision Not To Bring Charges In Death Of Eric Garner