Progressive Caucus Alliance

The Progressive Caucus Alliance is a group of New York City Council Members committed to supporting progressive candidates for local government through fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and shared expertise.


Council Member Carlos Menchaca

Carlos Menchaca was elected to the New York City Council in 2013, as the representative for District 38. Menchaca is the first Mexican American elected to public office in New York City. The first in his family to graduate from college, Menchaca’s early experiences in political activism led him to New York to join the Coro Fellows Program. As a council member, Menchaca introduced participatory budgeting in Sunset Park. As Chair of the Committee on Immigration and member of the LGBT Caucus, Menchaca sponsored the 2015 launch of IDNYC, a municipal identification card offered to New Yorkers and undocumented immigrants. Councilman Menchaca also serves on the committees for Recovery & Resiliency, Small Business, Standards & Ethics, General Welfare, and Transportation.