Press & Statements

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

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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

New York City Council Passes Council Member Williams’ #NYCBossBill, Supported by Progressive Caucus

New York, NY — On December 20, 2018, the New York City Council passed landmark legislation, endorsed by the Progressive Caucus, which adds sexual and reproductive decisions under the protections of the Human Rights law, thus protecting the rights of New Yorkers, particularly women, to make their own reproductive and sexual health choices without fear … Continue reading New York City Council Passes Council Member Williams’ #NYCBossBill, Supported by Progressive Caucus

SPEAKER JOHNSON, PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS, WOMEN’S CAUCUS, BLAC AND ADVOCATES DEMAND #JUSTICEFORJAZMINE

New York, NY -- On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Speaker Corey Johnson and Public Advocate Tish James joined the New York City Progressive Caucus, as well as the Women’s Caucus, members of the Black, Latino/a and Asian Caucus (BLAC), Brooklyn Defender Services, and Communities United for Police Reform, to express outrage at the arrest of … Continue reading SPEAKER JOHNSON, PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS, WOMEN’S CAUCUS, BLAC AND ADVOCATES DEMAND #JUSTICEFORJAZMINE