Majority Leader Van Bramer Announces Investigation by Commission on Human Rights Into Condo

On August 29th, I joined the New York City Commission on Human Rights to announce the start of an investigation into a Sunnyside condominium property manager and board member after Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer held a rally against hate in front of the condominium to denounce offensive and hate-filled images and in defense of tenants and condo owners who have reported years of harassment, intimidation, and retaliation by Neal Milano, the condominium property manager. Majority Leader Van Bramer also joined the Commission on Human Rights to launch a Day of Action throughout Sunnyside where flyers on tenants’ rights were distributed informing residents of their legal protections against discrimination and harassment.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Responds to President Trump’s Decision to End DACA Program

The Trump Administration’s cruel decision to end DACA is not only an attack on the values that make our country great, but a decision that has real and tragic effects for hundreds of thousands of good, hardworking people—many of which have spent their entire lives in the United States and know no other home. This decision, made by a President who is either heartless or does not understand the consequences of his actions, will rip apart families and destroy the fabric of our communities.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Calls for Investigation of Property Manager After Tenant Harassment

On Wednesday, August 23rd Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined tenants, community leaders, elected officials and concerned members of the community to rally against Nazi and Confederate posters, the listing of infamous Nazis Rudolf Hess and Josef Mengele as residents on the building directory, and offensive images in a Sunnyside condominium lobby and to call for an investigation of the property manager and apparent sole condominium board member after tenants reported constant intimidation, harassment, and illegal activities.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Celebrates Birthday With a “Party with a Purpose”

On Monday, August 21st I celebrated my birthday with a “party with a purpose” at Shi Restaurant in Long Island City to support and raise funds for OutServe SLDN, which provides legal defense services to trans service members who have come under attack by President Trump, and the Astoria/Long Island City NAACP branch, which does tremendous work empowering and improving our community in Western Queens and fighting for the equal rights of all people regardless of race and the elimination of race-based discrimination.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Launches Back to School Supplies Drive

On Tuesday, August 8th Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer launched the 8th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive to benefit students in need of supplies for the start of the school year. From August 8th to September 5th, community members will have the opportunity to donate school supplies, like backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, calculators, and rulers, at Majority Leader Van Bramer’s District Office and at five Queens Library drop off locations. The supplies will be distributed to students in need throughout District 26 in Western Queens for the start of the school year on September 7th. 

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