Ending racial disparities in NYC marijuana arrests

There are huge racial disparities in low-level marijuana arrests in NYC, despite studies showing that the use of marijuana is roughly equal among races.
Today I joined Rev. Al Sharpton at City Hall to denounce these disparities and demand change.

‘Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act’

New York City just signed the New York City Council’s groundbreaking ‘Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act’ into law. Women’s Caucus co-chair Carlina Rivera sponsored one of the 11 bills in this package.

Council report “Planning to Learn: The School Building Challenge.”

The Education, Finance and Land Use Committees held a joint hearing to review the Council report “Planning to Learn: The School Building Challenge.”

We caught up with Council Member Mark Treyger to discuss the important and complex issue of school siting in NYC.

Committee on the Justice System

Council Member Rory I. Lancman chaired an oversight hearing on investigations and prosecutions of low wage theft in New York City.