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 FROM NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ON AMAZON’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CANCEL MOVE TO NYC

If companies want to come to New York City, they must be willing to engage in a process that allows for input from impacted communities and gives local elected officials in those areas a voice in the approval process. This backroom deal did not allow for New Yorkers to voice serious concerns about Amazon’s anti-labor … Continue reading STATEMENT FROM NYC COUNCIL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ON AMAZON’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CANCEL MOVE TO NYC

Progressive Caucus introduces #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package

On Wednesday, February 13, the Progressive Caucus rallied with the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus and the Drug Policy Alliance to mark the introduction of legislation and resolutions to voice their support for legalization, reduce the collateral consequences from marijuana criminalization, and promote policies that prioritize the inclusion of communities most harmed by marijuana criminalization. … Continue reading Progressive Caucus introduces #MarijuanaJustice Legislative Package

Progressive Caucus Statement, in Solidarity with LGBT Caucus, on Council Member Ruben Diaz’s Remarks

The recent comments from Council Member Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. were a malicious and repulsive attack on the LGBTQ community. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Council Member Diaz has attacked the LGBTQ community, from opposing marriage equality to denigrating transgender individuals. His recent comments come without regret or apology. At a time when, … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement, in Solidarity with LGBT Caucus, on Council Member Ruben Diaz’s Remarks

NYC Council Members, Progressive Caucus Members Rally Before Hearing for #JusticeforJazmine Bills

New York, NY – On Monday, February 4th, 2018, Majority Leader Cumbo, General Welfare Chair Levin and five other members of the Progressive Caucus, along with their colleagues in the Council, rallied for #JusticeForJazmine before a General Welfare Committee hearing on twelve bills to improve treatment of clients and quality of service at HRA centers. … Continue reading NYC Council Members, Progressive Caucus Members Rally Before Hearing for #JusticeforJazmine Bills

NYC Council Introduces #JusticeForJazmine

New York, NY - On Thursday, January 24, 2019, a month after the Progressive Caucus’ preliminary recommendations regarding the Jazmine Headley incident in December, the Speaker and six Progressive Caucus members along with their colleagues in the Council have introduced bills to improve treatment of clients and quality of service at HRA centers. Channeling the … Continue reading NYC Council Introduces #JusticeForJazmine