#SolidaryMarch- Bronx to El Barrio

“We’re here today. To say loud and clear that we will not stay silent, we will not back down and we will fight to preserve everyone’s human rights.”

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. led a solidarity march from the Bronx to El Barrio.

Building a Stronger NYC: Speaker releases annual report of key 2016 Council accomplishments

Read the full report and the press release.

Today, the Council has published “Building a Stronger NYC,” an annual report to highlight its major work from 2016. Accomplishments range from criminal justice reforms to bolstering services for vulnerable communities to expanding the City’s transparency efforts.

This report, along with last year’s Speaker’s Annual Report, mark the first time that the Council has released annual publications to update on their progress, in an effort to increase accountability. READ MORE

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Full Remarks on Executive Orders on Immigration

Today we learned of the first step in the Trump Administration’s dangerous and misguided attack on immigrants in this country.

Our City knows better. New Yorkers know that immigrants contribute to our economy, our culture and our communities. Immigrants are our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. We will not stand idly by while a Trump Administration tears families apart. READ MORE