Black Lives Matter Resolution

Progressive Caucus Resolution in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement And the Principles of Equity, Justice, Inclusion and Change that It Embodies   WHEREAS, the NYSDC recognizes that people of color or those experiencing poverty have not always been treated with the fairness and insight they deserve; and WHEREAS, as Democrats our goal must be to…

John Lewis-Absentee Voting-Diversity

I hope all of you and your loved ones are healthy and safe during this difficult period. I write after the recent death of the extraordinary activist, elected official, and human being John Lewis – a man who truly changed the world for the better. Congressmember Lewis dedicated his life to racial and social justice.…

Absentee Ballot Voting – a Progressive’s Dream? Not so Fast!

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Absentee Ballot Voting and Vote By Mail Are Not Always the Same As Dutchess Democratic County leader and Vice Chair of the New York Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus, I have long fought for more accessible ballot access, believing that it will result in greater voter participation and a fairer election result. So I should be thrilled…

Questions for Jay Jacobs and a Resolution to End Fusion Voting

Nassau County Chair Jay Jacobs is running for State Chair.  He will be meeting with the Progressive Caucus on Sunday March 3rd in the evening, prior the official business meeting of New York State Democratic Committee on March 4th. The purpose of the meeting is for Progressive Caucus members to discuss with Jay:  His future plans…

Addressing Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harrassment Hearing

The Progressive Caucus’ newly formed subcommittee Addressing Sexual Harassment, chaired by State Committeewoman Lauren Trapanotto and Erica Vladimer, has been working with the Sexual Harassment Working Group to demand that New York lead on combating gender-based discrimination and harassment. The SHWG was formed by a group of seven former New York State Legislative staffers, all…

Interim Progressive Caucus Meeting Update

Feb2 Meeting

The Interim Progressive Caucus Meeting is this Saturday February 2nd, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the law firm of Kaplan, Hecker & Fink located in the Empire State Building at 350 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. RSVP here. The major topics to be covered at the Interim Progressive Caucus Meeting are: The Sexual Harassment Working Group, a group of seven…