In 2008, the Human Rights Project launched the first and only annual assessment of New York City Council members' legislative records across a range of human rights issues including housing, workers' rights, health, criminal justice, disability rights, government accountability and voting rights. The intent was to advance equality of New Yorkers living in poverty, particularly communities of color and women. Our Human Rights Report Card equipped New Yorkers with relevant information to hold the Council accountable and demand higher standards of services and protections. The Report Card served as a tool for education and for action, that could advance the use of a human rights framework in policy evaluation and advocacy. To peek into our archives, please see below.
Past Report Cards: