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 Jumaane D. Williams

Jumaane D. Williams is a first-generation Brooklynite of West Indian parentage representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Williams currently serves as Deputy Leader of the New York City Council, and chair of the council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings. He is also co-chair of the Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, and a founding member of the Progressive Caucus, and is a member of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus. Council Member Williams is an advocate for affordable housing, anti-gun violence measures, fair policing, equity, and social justice. His major successes as Council Member include; the Community Safety Act, which created the Office of Inspector General for the New York Police Department, the Fair Chance Act and co-chairing the taskforce, which created New York’s Crisis Management System and Cure Violence Groups to combat gun violence.