Council Members held a City Hall press conference in support of schools chancellor Richard Carranza. Members participating included I. Daneek Miller, Andy King, Robert Cornegy, Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso and Adrienne Adams.
Newly elected Council Speaker Corey Johnson visited the Rev. Al Sharpton Saturday, joining Sharpton for his weekly rally and radio broadcast at the National Action Network. Council Members Jumaane Williams and Robert Cornegy also appeared.
Sharpton expressed disappointment that none of the African-American candidates for speaker succeeded, but nonetheless gave Johnson a warm welcome. Underpinning that welcome was Johnson’s active support and campaigning for Sharpton in his 2004 presidential campaign.