From Councilman Brad Lander’s website:
Brad Lander is a New York City Council Member representing Brooklyn’s 39th District, and a leader on issues of affordable housing, livable communities, the environment, and public education.
Named one of “Today’s Social Justice Heroes” by The Nation magazine, Lander is the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy, and chairs the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections.
Brad’s role as founding co-chair of the Council’s Progressive Caucus, and a leader in efforts to advance at City Hall, was covered by The New York Times (“An Unassuming Liberal Makes a Rapid Ascent to Power Broker”). Brad has fought successfully to reform discriminatory practices in the NYPD (including establishing the first NYPD Inspector General), win living wage jobs and paid sick days for low-wage workers workers, to protect manufacturing jobs in New York City, and to reform tax and zoning regulations to create affordable housing for low-income and working class New Yorkers.
Read more on Councilman Lander’s Website