Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CM James Given "A" Grade on Urban Justice Center- Human Rights Report Card

The Urban Justice Center’s Human Rights Project (HRP) released their 2010 Human Rights Report Card yesterday. The report card grades each of the 51 members of the New York City Council on their human rights record. Council Member James is one of the nine Council Members who received an "A" grade on the report card.

You may view the report here; from Council Member James' review:

"Council Member James is working to promote green jobs and human rights in housing. She will reintroduce a bill to address economic and racial disparities in accessing housing, as well as others on paid family leave, pay equity....Her other priorities include expanding LGBT rights; and addressing HIV/AIDS rates in communities of color and government outsourcing of city jobs to the private sector...She has protested rent increases proposed by the Rent Guidelines Board. She is a member of the Progressive Caucus, and co-chair of the Brooklyn delegation."

In 2008, Council Member James was ranked #1 by the Urban Justice Center's Human Rights Report Card.

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