Rachel Lavine

Rachel Lavine

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…

New York Senate finally in the hands of REAL Democrats!

New York Senate_Andrea Stewart-Cousins

And in a historic first, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, an African-American woman, presides over the most diverse New York Senate in our history, and one in which a record number of women serve.   On the heels of the progressive electoral victories of last fall, it is time to start rebuilding a progressive New York State Democratic…

Progressive Caucus Condems State Party Mailer

Progressive Caucus Condems State Party MailerProgressive Voice of New York State Dems Condemns Mailer Accusing Cynthia Nixon of Anti-Semitism The Progressive Caucus of the New York State Democratic Committee forcefully condemns the recent State Party mailer accusing Cynthia Nixon of antisemitism. These kinds of destructive political actions tear the Democratic Party apart, at a time…

The Progressive Caucus Meeting February 16th, 2018

Progressive Caucus member Jo Anne Simon_Vice Chair Elise Sumner

The Progressive Caucus will be holding its meeting this Friday February 16th from from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Special Business meeting held at Labor Temple located at 890 Third Street in Albany. The primary purpose of our Caucus meeting is to discuss our resolution calling for a JCOPE investigation into the allegations…

Moving the Progressive Agenda

Progressive Agenda_Albany

October 2nd Meeting to Move Our Progressive Agenda At the last State Committee meeting we achieved a resounding victory in our long-standing efforts against the so-called IDC!  The Progressive agenda moved forward when we passed our Progressive Caucus resolution  condemning the IDC for caucusing with State Senate Republicans, and demanding that those Senators caucus with…