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New York City Passes Climate Mobilization Act

  The New York City Council rallied alongside advocates on the steps of City Hall to mark the passage of the Climate Mobilization Act. New York, NY -- The New York City Council today passed legislation to mobilize the city around climate action. The New York City Climate Mobilization Act, which includes 10 bills and … Continue reading New York City Passes Climate Mobilization Act

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NYC Council Holds Final Hearing on Progressive Caucus #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package

New York, NY -- On Wednesday, April 10, the New York City Council held a joint hearing on the remaining bills and resolutions from the Progressive Caucus’ #MarijuanaJustice legislative package. Chaired by Progressive Caucus Members Steve Levin and Carlina Rivera, the Committees on General Welfare and Hospitals heard testimonies from community members and advocates on … Continue reading NYC Council Holds Final Hearing on Progressive Caucus #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package

Progressive Caucus Members Rally for Vendor Reform Bill Before Hearing

On Thursday, April 11, Progressive Caucus Members Margaret S. Chin and Carlos Menchaca rallied with street food vendors, transportation, and immigrant rights advocates to mark the hearing of legislation that would reform existing food vendor law. Intro 1116-A, introduced by Council Members Chin and Menchaca and supported by the Progressive Caucus through its 2018-2021 legislative … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Members Rally for Vendor Reform Bill Before Hearing

New York City Council Passes Bill to Eliminate Bail Payment Fees

The Progressive Caucus supported the legislation through their legislative agenda. New York, NY - The New York City Council today passed legislation to eliminate fees associated with paying bail by credit card in New York City. Introduction 1199, introduced by Council Members Keith Powers, Vice-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, and Rory Lancman, removes the 2.49% … Continue reading New York City Council Passes Bill to Eliminate Bail Payment Fees

New York City Council Passes Two Bills in Progressive Caucus #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package

New York, NY -- On Tuesday, April 9, the New York City Council passed two bills in the Progressive Caucus’s #MarijuanaJustice legislative package. Introduction 1427, introduced by Council Members Donovan Richards, prohibits the Department of Probation from conducting drug tests for marijuana. Proposed Introduction 1445-A, introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, prohibits New York City … Continue reading New York City Council Passes Two Bills in Progressive Caucus #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package