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 Ritchie Torres
Ritchie Torres is the youngest member of the City Council, representing the 15th Council District in the Central Bronx. He is a Deputy Leader of the City Council, making him the only Freshman Council Member to hold a leadership position. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Housing, Torres oversees the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) the largest provider of affordable housing in the country. He has introduced and enacted legislation on a wide range of issues including expanding job opportunities for public housing residents; protecting the City’s affordable housing stock; improving mental health resources for the LGBT community; and establishing work standards for industrial laundromats. Torres is a leading voice on issues related to affordable and public housing, police reform, school integration and youth civic engagement.