Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Ydanis Rodriguez

Washington Heights Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez earned an A+ in a new human rights report. (Photo: Chelsea Stahl | NY Daily News)

They’re at the top of their class.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez earned high marks among Upper Manhattan elected officials thanks to their records on human rights.

The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, which released the report Tuesday, said grades for all 49 Council members were based on their stance on issues like housing, disability rights and government accountability.

Rodriguez scored 88%, which was the highest score among all members and earned him an A+, according to the report.

“While I am proud to be recognized for this honor, there is much more work to be done,” he said. “We must continue to fight discrimination at every turn and ensure our city is a welcoming place for all who choose to reside here.”

Read more: Report: Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights – NY Daily News.

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