Press & Statements

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

Progressive Caucus Statement on Support of 2019 NYS Bail Laws, #NoRollbacks 

New York, NY -- The New York City Council Progressive Caucus reaffirms its support of recently enacted pre-trial reforms that went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Last year, New York State passed bail and pretrial reforms aimed at reducing pretrial detention and ending the rampant injustices of money bail. These reforms as they stand … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Statement on Support of 2019 NYS Bail Laws, #NoRollbacks 

Council holds hearing on #AfterSchool4All bill endorsed by Progressive Caucus

New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, Committee on Youth Services Chair, Deborah Rose held a hearing on legislation establishing a universal after school program for New York City youth, sponsored by Progressive Caucus co-chair Ben Kallos.   Endorsed by the Progressive Caucus in its 18 Progressive Policies for 2018 platform, the Introduction 1100 would require … Continue reading Council holds hearing on #AfterSchool4All bill endorsed by Progressive Caucus

Progressive Caucus Rallies for Passage of Commercial Waste Zones

New York, NY --- On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus rallied with Council Member Antonio Reynoso, private sanitation workers, the Teamsters, Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition, NYC-EJA, ALIGN, NYLPI, NRDC, TransAlt, Families for Safe Streets, 32BJ, and OUTRAGE, to push for the passage of the Commercial Waste … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Rallies for Passage of Commercial Waste Zones

Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor Demanding Policy Changes and Investments around Borough-Based Jail Plan

New York, NY — On Friday, October 4, Progressive Caucus Caucus sent a letter* to the Mayor’s office demanding more criminal justice reforms and community investments as the Council approaches the ULURP vote for the borough-based jail plan.  Among the Progressive Caucus’ key demands is a call for the Mayor to commit to significant investments … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to Mayor Demanding Policy Changes and Investments around Borough-Based Jail Plan