On December 14, Majority Leader Van Bramer hosted a community self-defense and upstander training, the third in his series of #QueensValues mass actions in response to the election. Instructors from the Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment and the Center for Anti-Violence Education taught over 150 attendees basic self-defense and bystander intervention techniques.
On December 12, Majority Leader Van Bramer hosted a press conference to denounce evictions at the New York School of Urban Ministry in Astoria. All 35 low-income residents were servced notices demanding they leave by December 31. He was joined by residents, community members, Community Board 1, and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas.
On December 9, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined Council Member Costa Constantinides, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and tenant leaders from Queensbridge, Ravenswood, and Astoria Houses to denounce the use of #4 and #6 oils in New York City power plants. These oils are the most pollutant and have been linked to asthma and other poor health outcomes in nearby communities.
On December 6, Majority Leader Van Bramer honored FDNY Ladder Company 163 and EMS Stations 45 and 46 for their heroic work during an October fire. On October 7, the men and women of Ladder Compnay 163 and EMS Stations 45 and 46 saved the lives of three people trapped inside of a Sunnyside blaze.
On December 4, a constituent alerted Majority Leader Van Bramer to homophobic and hateful graffiti on a bus shelter in Astoria. Majority Leader Van Bramer then went out to clean the graffiti himself, no one would have to see the hateful messages while walking down the street.
On December 3, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer lit the Christmas Tree at the 7th Annual Skillman Avenue Holiday Lighting.
On December 1, Majority Leader Van Bramer joined NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye to announce that the $87 million roof replacement project at Queensbridge Houses had been completed. All 26 residential buildings now have new roofs, which will help prevent mold and moisture, and improve the quality of life of Queensbridge residents.
On November 29, Majority Leader Van Bramer joined Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce to light the holiday lights in Sabba Park in Sunnyside.
On November 23, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer visited students at the Razi School, and Islamic school in Woodside. Many children were anxious and fearful about the results of the election and an increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric. Majority Leader Van Bramer visited to reassure the students that New York City will keep them safe.
On November 22, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer helped light up the streets of Sunnyside at the Annual Sunnyside Shines Holiday Lighting on Greenpoint Avenue.