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Ferreras, Dromm arrested at protest against Arizona law

Posted by Chauncey Alcorn in City Council, District 21, District 25 on June 10, 2010 | No Comments

Corona and Elmhurst-based immigration reform advocates, including City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-Elmhurst) and Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), were arrested last week during a civil disobedience protest outside the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service building in Manhattan. Outraged by the ongoing controversy surrounding the state of Arizona’s immigration law, the protesters were among several reform [...]

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Dromm, Van Bramer named Gay Pride grand marshals

Posted by Chauncey Alcorn in City Council, City Offices, District 25, District 26 on June 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

City Councilmen Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) are still riding high months after their historic election as the first two openly gay men to serve Queens on the Council, but this week they will be riding even higher. The pioneering duo will be riding floats as grand marshals of the Queens [...]

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Crowley writes anti-mutilation bill to help girls

Posted by Chauncey Alcorn in Congress, District 7, U.S. House on June 3, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), a long-time advocate for women’s rights issues, sponsored the Girls Protection Act of 2010 April 26 after receiving disturbing reports from New York-based women’s shelters, claiming FGM victims have recently visited or anonymously reported FGM cases. If passed, the bill would outlaw sending girls overseas from the United States [...]