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.

 
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Council Member Julissa Ferreras

Julissa Ferreras represents District 21 in Queens which includes the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst and parts of Jackson Heights. She is the first Latina to hold a Queens seat on the City Council. Ferreras is also the first woman, first person of color and the youngest to chair the Council’s influential Committee on Finance, which oversees the City’s $82 billion budget process. The daughter of Dominican immigrants, Council Member Ferreras-Copeland is a leading voice on matters of immigrant and women's rights, responsible economic development and transparency in government. She currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Women’s , and as a member of the Policy and Program Working Group, the Progressive Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.  She currently resides with her husband and three-year-old son, Julian, in East Elmhurst, Queens.