Melissa Mark-Viverito

New York City Council

Melissa Mark-Viverito is a New York City Council member who represents District 8, which includes the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley and part of the Upper West Side )as well as part of Mott Haven in the Bronx).

Melissa Mark-Viverito appears in the following:

Exit Interview: Melissa Mark-Viverito

Friday, December 08, 2017

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito reviews her record, and talks about where she'll focus her energy during her remaining weeks in office.


NYC Speaker on Trump's 'Deplorable' Response to Puerto Rico

Friday, September 29, 2017

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about the latest emergency relief efforts in Puerto Rico.


How New Yorkers Can Help: Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico flooded and without power. Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker, discusses how New Yorkers can help.

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'We're Not Going to Turn Our Backs on Immigrants' Council Speaker Says

Thursday, December 22, 2016

City Council Speaker discusses her push for New York State to protect undocumented immigrants.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Is #NotAFan (of Domestic Violence)

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about new social media campaign, #NotAFan, in hopes to raise awareness of domestic violence in sports.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Immigrants Define 'American'

Friday, July 29, 2016

We opened our phone lines nationally for an evening call-in special to talk to immigrants on what being American means to them.
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Pre-Convention Conversation: Immigrants Define 'American'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jose Antonio Vargas, Comedian Aasif Mandvi, and House Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito take calls on citizenship and immigration. 
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A Boost for Young Women in Government

Friday, May 20, 2016

In today's New York City Council, just 14 of the 51 council members are women. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Fordham's Christina Greer discuss a proposed gender quota.

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Local Electeds Speak Up for Their Candidates Ahead of the Debate

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, (pro Hillary Clinton), and New York State Senator James Sanders, Jr. (pro Bernie Sanders), speak for the candidates ahead of the debate.


Speaker Mark-Viverito's Plan to Close Rikers Island

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito outlines her criminal justice reform proposal to eventually close Rikers Island.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Wants the Punishment to Fit the Crime

Thursday, January 28, 2016

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito explains a proposed bill which will encourage officers to issue civil offenses instead of criminal for some quality-of-life violations.

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NYC Speaker Mark-Viverito on Credibility in Campaign Politics

Monday, October 19, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks city business, plus reports back from the Democratic debate in Las Vegas.

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The New City Budget

Thursday, July 02, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about the latest city budget and criminal justice reform legislation.

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NYC Council Speaker Urges Latinos to Vote

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito  talks about the national campaign to get out the Latino vote in 2016, plus local politics.  

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The City Council Speaker's State of the City

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made "broken windows" a focus of her State of the City address. She joins us to discuss her policy proposals.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito on Fund for Unaccompanied Minors

Monday, September 29, 2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito discusses the new public/private fund for unaccompanied minors facing deportation.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito on Budget and Muni IDs

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last week was a big one for the City Council of New York -- they passed a $75 billion budget and created the largest municipal ID program in the country. Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, discusses the City Council's decisions.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito's New Rules

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, talks about the reforms enacted by the City Council to the way money for "member items" is allocated and other council news.


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Participatory Budgeting and Member Items

Friday, April 05, 2013

This year's expansion of participatory budgeting allows residents' of their districts to allocate some of the member items funds. Voting concludes this weekend for the 8 districts involved. 

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NYPD and Community Policing

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Violent crime rates have risen since the summer began, and Commissioner Ray Kelly has commented that community leaders are not doing enough to curtail the spike. New York City District 45 council member Jumaane Williams (representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn) and District 8 council member Melissa Mark-Viverito (representing the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, part of the Upper West Side and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx) join us to discuss the issue, along with NYPD policing.

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