National League of Cities Convening

Happy Friday!

In my State of the City speech in February, I talked about coordinating a convening with the National League of Cities (NLC) to discuss common challenges that City Councils across the country are facing. That time has arrived. Today and tomorrow, my counterparts from major cities across the country are meeting to exchange ideas about policy issues, from policing and improving public transportation, to administrative matters like managing budgets and using technology to engage constituents. READ MORE

3-K for All

This is another important step in our commitment to improving the lives of residents through the expansion of educational opportunities and the exploration of innovative systems of learning, and I am so thrilled to see this initiative begin right here in the South Bronx, which for so long has gone historically overlooked and underfunded.
This program represents a brighter future for local students, and a welcome option for parents in search of additional school choice. READ MORE

East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center

ICYMI- Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito attends the opening of #EastHarlem Action Center, a center she’s fought to reopen & is now open to everyone in the neighborhood!

#SeekingSanctuary

We will always be a Sanctuary City. Find out what the impact of deportations would mean for our City. #SeekingSanctuary

Sanctuary Cities National Convening

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Local Progress gathered lawmakers and activists from across the country to begin planning a national strategy against the Trump administration’s growing anti-immigrant agenda.

During the Conference, this group outlined an agenda that equips municipalities to pass new sanctuary policies and bolster existing ones in the face of increased immigration enforcement. READ MORE