Press & Statements

BLAC and Progressive Caucuses Send Letter to Mayor, Supporting Racial Integration Policies

In response to a letter written last week by several elected officials expressing concerns over Chancellor Richard Carranza’s leadership and efforts to integrate the New York City public school system, the members of the Black Latino Asian Caucus (BLAC) and Progressive Caucus, joined by Education Chair Mark Treyger, jointly sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio, … Continue reading BLAC and Progressive Caucuses Send Letter to Mayor, Supporting Racial Integration Policies

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Progressive Caucus Calls for Criminal Justice Reform before end to State Legislative Session

New York, NY — The Progressive Caucus is deeply distrubed by the deaths of Jose Rivera and Layleen Polanco, whose deaths occurred within a few days of one another while they were both separately in the custody of the Department of Correction (DOC). In addition to a need for investigation by the DOC, the deaths … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Calls for Criminal Justice Reform before end to State Legislative Session

Progressive Caucus Celebrates Budget Agreement to Achieve Salary Parity, Increase Funding to Human Service Contracts in FY20 Budget

New York, NY - On Friday, June 14, 2019, Council Progressive Caucus Members joined Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson as the City reached an agreement on the FY20 budget which included critical investments in Progressive Caucus priorities such as a path to salary parity to be achieved by the summer, and a minimum … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Celebrates Budget Agreement to Achieve Salary Parity, Increase Funding to Human Service Contracts in FY20 Budget

City Council Passes Grievance Bills Introduced by Progressive Caucus Members

New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 13, the New York City Council passed four pieces of legislation related to the well-being of incarcerated individuals, introduced by members of the Progressive Caucus. Three of the bills will improve the Department of Correction’s grievance system, while the fourth bill focuses on correctional health services. The Progressive … Continue reading City Council Passes Grievance Bills Introduced by Progressive Caucus Members

Progressive Caucus Supports Council Member Kallos’ Bill to Raise the Cap on Public Matching Funds for Local Campaigns

New York, NY - Today, Introduction 732, sponsored by Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Ben Kallos, and endorsed by the Progressive Caucus, was voted out of committee, slated for passage on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The bill will raise the cap on public matching funds for local campaigns to 8-to-1. Lifting the cap on the amount of … Continue reading Progressive Caucus Supports Council Member Kallos’ Bill to Raise the Cap on Public Matching Funds for Local Campaigns