Yesterday, Melissa and 11 of her colleagues announced the formation of the New York City Council’s new Progressive Caucus. Melissa will serve as Co-Chair of the Caucus, along with Council Member Brad Lander of Brooklyn.
The Progressive Caucus was created to be an entity that will push for a more just and equal city that offers genuine opportunity to all New Yorkers. The Caucus plans to tackle a number of issues including pushing for the passage of paid sick leave legislation, addressing the Section 8 voucher crisis and the creation of quality, living wage jobs.
Click here to see an article on the Caucus from yesterday’s New York Times.