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 Donovan Richards

Donovan Richards, a lifelong resident of Southeast Queens and the Rockaways, represents District 31 in Queens. Richards grew up Southeast Queens and the Rockaways, and became active in local politics to combat gun violence in his community.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he has helped to lead the effort to provide disaster relief in the Rockaways and Southeast Queens. Richards secured more than $1.5 billion to help fill the enormous sewer infrastructure hole in Southeast Queens as the chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection. As the chair of Zoning and Franchises, Richards helped negotiate a stronger, more inclusive affordable housing plan and made history when the Council passed the most aggressive affordable housing policy in the nation.