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Van Bramer to lead ‘Resistance’ against Trump at town hall meeting Wednesday

Feb. 14, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will be hosting a town hall meeting in Long Island City Wednesday as he aims to bring together activists and local groups opposed to President Donald Trump’s policies.

The event, dubbed Resistance Town Hall, will take place at MoMA PS1 at 7 p.m. and will be similar to Van Bramer’s Speak Out that he held in Sunnyside following the election.

The Sunnyside event saw hundreds of people come together to share concerns about then President-elect Donald Trump.

The participating organizations at tomorrow night’s event will include immigration groups speaking on what to do if there are ICE raids in the neighborhood, as well as other activist organizations and groups that have cropped up since the election, looking at issues ranging from women’s rights, race, immigration, climate change, and more.

“When our values are under attack, we must come together as one voice and resist,” Van Bramer said yesterday in a statement.

“From our march over the Queensboro Bridge to our Rally Against Hate at the Museum of the Moving Image, I’m proud of Queens for sending a strong message of resistance. On Wednesday, our town hall will bring together concerned neighbors, community groups, including some formed in the wake of the election, and immigration attorneys to share ideas and plan a path forward to protect ourselves and our neighbors.”

The town hall will give each group a chance to speak and answer questions from participants, and Van Bramer hopes that people will be able to share strategies, resources, and plan future actions.

“Together, we’ll continue to fight and stand strong for our #QueensValues!” reads the Facebook event for the town hall.

The town hall event follows in a series of actions Van Bramer has taken since Trump was elected under the theme of #QueensValues, including a march across Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower, the speak out, and an immigration rally at the Museum of the Moving Image He Will Not Divide Us video installation, which was taken down last week.

For more information on the town hall visit https://www.facebook.com/events/106195459902025/.

‘Speak Out’ event held in Sunnyside November

 

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30 Comments

Whaaaa waahhh wahhhhh all the way home!!!

oh shut up about the resistance already you whining LIC crybabies!! get a life alread and move on.

BTW stock market up 4% since the election. Remember how the media warned that the Dow would tank if Trump won? The markets would “never recover” they said.

They also said Hillary would win by 70 electoral votes and she lost by 70. Thats a 140 point difference. NYT said she has an “85% chance of winning”.
You people on the left so freakin far from reality its scary how oblivious you all are.

He won, he may be an a**hole of a person but time to put away your hankies and JVB grow up and move on.




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John

JVB FIX THE DISGRACE OF ROADWAY ON LOCAL.LANES QUEENS BLVD!!!! THERE ARE PIG TRAILS IN SOUTH LOUISIANA IN BETTER SHAPE.




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Pat

Your actions JVB are showing disrespect for the Office of the President of the United States. He won She lost Get over it Start showing the young people some good examples .. Do the job you were elected to do ..
Your meetings are just keeping people riled up and casing more division. Give the man a chance He does have a heart and will do right by the people who want to be Americans .. Got to rid the country of the bad/evil first .. Takes patience ..




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Frank

I bet if someone showed up wearing a red Trump hat, we would find out just how open minded and tolerant JVB and these putzes are.




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Frank

And what is that to mean…a threat of violence, perhaps? You are no better than the worst of the right wing thugs. Maybe JVB should start focusing on issues that actually matter instead of having a temper tantrums anonymous meeting for all the bleeding hearts who are still fighting the last election.




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Paul

There are 51 members in the city council, and you wanna know why none other are holding pointless glory hogging-press sucking-publicity seeking movements like this? BECAUSE ITS NOT THEIR JOB! Danny Dromm is the City Council member of the MOST IMMIGRANT neighborhood in all of NYC, and you don’t see him parading around shamelessly like JImmy.

IN fact, Jimmy is using the SAME TACTICS as Donald Trump by taking advantage of the fear tactic “we must resist” type crowd. But in reality, nothing will come out of this since City Council has NO Jurisdiction over these matter. If you are being deported, Jimmy will hold a press conference, while its the Senator and Congressman that will actually do the work. Jimmy is full of BS….When Mr Majority Leader, Chair of the Cultural Affairs couldn’t even get a QUEENS artist to do a QUEENS PAINTING—stick with fixing potholes Jimster…you know, the job that u get paid 150K a year to do, but somehow seem to ignore.




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LICRocker

JVB, I support your inclusive and far-reaching message. I will support you as long as you support our community.




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WorkingFella

The Trump administration threatens protections and funding that serve the poor, immigrants, women, minorities, children and all of us. What kind of a council member would Jimmy be if he didn’t resist those losses for New Yorkers and Queens residents?

Jimmy van Bramer is one of the best elected officials in New York City. I’m with him in the resistance.




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Thelinebetweengoodandevil

Question when has President Trump said he was cutting funding to the poor, immigrants,women,minorities or children? You think JVB is so great, then why did he lie at the townhall meeting in respect to the affordable housing in LIC?




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Anonymous

You are sure a keyboard warrior aren’t you. Why should my tax money go to pay for illegal immigrants? Just go around calling people names and threatening violence.




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MRLIC

Jimmy Van Bramer , JUST GIVE UP ALREADY!!!! Hillary lost stop whining. People who comment here are right. Focus on local issues that affect your district area. Retailers coming in, MTA fare increases, paving potholes and streets. I don’t remember the last time my block was paved in LIC. I think it was the middle of King Bloomberg’s 2nd term. Rising rents which you yourself have caused with over development. Bringing more people on trains that are at capacity already . The stupid BQX trolley won’t work. I will never vote for JVB as Mayor or anything else he runs for.




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Chris P. Bacon

It’s ok. Your old age and stress levels will keep you from seeing any type of progress. Please go extinct you dinosaur.




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Paul

How you lead some resistance on local issues—you know, things that a COUNCILMAN ACTUALLY IS SUPPOSE TO DO! Sorry to burst that bubble of ego you got going Jimster, but fix up the potholes, put a stop sign in center blvd, get some decent retailers to come to LIC, oh and if you are so keen in running some resistance like crap….How about you lead one against the rising MTA costs for declining MTA services?




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Paul

awww look at you, how cute of a response. you my friend are the lowest form of imbeciles in this country. A total douche bag. You have the balls to insult me when I was stating issues and disagreements. This is how you hold discussions? You want to throw your snide insults over my disagreements? How dare you? Your little holier than though attitude is worst than anything Trump or his followers can do…because YOU are the one that created this mess. And that my friend, is SAD! Jerk




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Frank

Paul, give him a break…he is just being a typical liberal. Think of it the same way you would think of a puppy peeing on the carpet. Annoying, but he is too dumb to know what he is doing.




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Frankie

thanks for focusing on your constituency, JVB. I am not sure what he is resisting, a free election?




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Chris P. Bacon

They do have a life, and are standing up for others so they can have a life. Please crawl back under your rock.




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Avi

Looks as if he isprepeting yo run for Mayor of NYC. He should focus on the issues of our nighberhood first. Did he do anything regarding the overdevelopment of LIC ???




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spellbound

The first issue I’d focus on is reviewing your school transcripts to figure out how you graduated HS with spelling like that.




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