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

Progressive Caucus continues support of the Graduate Workers of Columbia

In solidarity with the graduate workers of Columbia University, the New York City Council Progressive Caucus sent a letter to President Lee Bollinger and members of the Columbia University Board of Trustees urging them to begin negotiations with elected representatives of these workers who have voted to engage in collective bargaining. The National Labor Relations … Continue reading Progressive Caucus continues support of the Graduate Workers of Columbia

NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ENDORSES MASS BAIL OUT

New York, NY -- The New York City Council Progressive Caucus is formally announcing its endorsement of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Mass Bail Out Action, which will free women and young people who are jailed in New York City for the simple fact that they cannot afford to pay bail. The Mass Bail … Continue reading NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ENDORSES MASS BAIL OUT

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)