Press & Statements

Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor, Recommending Policies to Reduce Racial Disparities in School Suspensions

In response to the Independent Budget Office (IBO) Report “When Students of Different Ethnicities Are Suspended For the Same Infraction Is the Average Length of Their Suspension the Same?,” which revealed racial disparities in the length of suspensions for similar infractions, the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council joined a rally today on … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor, Recommending Policies to Reduce Racial Disparities in School Suspensions

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PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS MEMBERS BAIL OUT NEW YORKER AT BROOKLYN HOUSE OF DETENTION

New York, NY -- On Thursday, October 18, 2018, members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus, represented by Council Members Stephen Levin, Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Antonio Reynoso, Jumaane Williams, and Brad Lander, along with Just Leadership and the Corrections Accountability Project, gathered at the Brooklyn House of Detention to deposit bail for an incarcerated … Continue reading PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS MEMBERS BAIL OUT NEW YORKER AT BROOKLYN HOUSE OF DETENTION

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