Diversifying the City Council in New York

New Yorkers citywide used ranked choice voting for the first time in the June primaries.  Ranking the top five candidates instead of just one has been credited with helping get more women and minorities elected to public office.

NYC councilman wants mask mandate reinstated

With COVID-19 cases climbing in all 50 states, New York City Councilman Mark Levine, who chairs the Health Committee, is calling for the indoor mask mandate to be reinstated even for the vaccinated.

NYPD clears out Occupy City Hall protesters

The group set up tents late last month demanding the city defund the NYPD by $1 billion, but once the cut was made, many protesters remained in the encampment they had created.