Press & Statements

Progressive Caucus condemns the NYPD’s violent arrest of a protester yesterday

New York, NY - The members of New York City Council’s Progressive Caucus condemn the NYPD’s violent arrest of a protester in the middle of a peaceful march yesterday. While the NYPD may claim that this was a routine arrest, we are under no such illusions. This arrest was a tactic meant to intimidate protesters … Continue reading Progressive Caucus condemns the NYPD’s violent arrest of a protester yesterday

The Progressive Caucus Calls for an End to the Walking While Trans Law

New York, NY - The Progressive Caucus stands with our colleagues in the LGBTQ and Women’s Caucus in calling for a repeal of section 240.37 of the New York Penal Law – the walking while trans ban. We urge the state legislature to pass State Senator Hoylman and Assembly Member Paulin’s bill (S2253-A654), that repeals … Continue reading The Progressive Caucus Calls for an End to the Walking While Trans Law

Progressive Caucus Statement on FY21 Budget Negotiations  

The Progressive Caucus rejects Mayor de Blasio’s negotiation tactic of threatening to lay off 22,000 city employees and to cut essential discretionary-funded programs as we approach the deadline of an unprecedented budget negotiation process. The caucus recognizes that we are facing significant revenue shortfalls for the FY21 budget. However, this budget cannot be balanced by … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on FY21 Budget Negotiations  

Progressive Caucus Statement on Proposed Cuts to NYPD Budget

The Progressive Caucus applauds the tireless work of advocates, community organizers, and the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who have taken to the streets to demand transformative change in how policing is conducted in New York City. We stand with our colleagues -  Speaker Corey Johnson, Laurie Cumbo, Robert Cornegy, I. Daneek Miller, Adrienne … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on Proposed Cuts to NYPD Budget

Progressive Caucus Executive Committee Statement Demanding an end to the New York City curfew

New York, NY — The New York City Council Progressive Caucus’ Executive Committee calls on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to put an immediate end to the city-wide curfew and increased police presence that has only worsened the conditions that many New Yorkers are taking to the streets to protest. Protest and civil disobedience … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Executive Committee Statement Demanding an end to the New York City curfew