Rachel Lavine

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.…

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…