Friday, November 21, 2008

Press Release - News from Daniel Dromm for City Council 2009

- Daniel Dromm marched with United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten in the Labor Day Parade on Fifth Avenue on September 6, 2008. Dromm has been endorsed by the UFT. Danny is a proud union member.

- Danny joined NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, State Senator Thomas K. Duane and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community leaders at a press conference on the steps of City Hall to help unite the LGBT communities around Barack Obama's candidacy for president of the United States. Danny is proud to be an official member of the Obama Pride Leadership Team representing Queens.

- In July 2008, transgender youths were attacked on the streets of Astoria. Dromm spoke out against these crimes then and just recently spoke at the Astorians Against Hate Crimes rally and march in Athens Park in Astoria. He said, "We need to expose these crimes and send a message to the perpetrators and to society at large that hate crimes against anyone will not be tolerated."

- Fighting to protect the rights of our recent immigrants, Daniel Dromm spoke at the rally for non-citizen voting rights on the steps of City Hall. Dromm believes that all taxpayers should be able to vote in municipal elections in New York City. He said, "Voter participation is the basis for our democracy."

- Daniel Dromm was recognized as a strong supporter of Latino empowerment by COPOLA, the Latin American Political Committee, and by Miguel Lopez, president, at a ceremony held at La Estrella Latina in Corona, Queens. Dromm has been instrumental in getting a number of Latinos elected to various positions in Queens. The certificate Danny is holding says "in recognition of outstanding labor in support of our community."

- On September 11, 2008, District Leader Daniel Dromm held a fitting tribute to commemorate the loss of over 3000 lives on that dreadful day in 2001. Along with the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, Dromm co-sponsored the showing of Divided We Fall - America in the Aftermath. The film depicts the South Asian American, Sikh American and Arab American experience post 9/11. Community leaders from throughout the district including Vasantrai Gandhi, chairperson of Community Board #3, and attorney Jaspreet Singh (pictured above with Danny) attended the event. Many were moved to tears by the movie's message of acceptance and tolerance for all Americans. Filmmaker Valarie Kaur led a discussion of the film after the screening.

- Assembly Member Rory Lancman held a fundraiser for Dromm's City Council candidacy in his backyard. The place was packed with supporters from eastern Queens and beyond. In attendance to show their support for Dromm were Assembly Members Audrey Pheffer and Nettie Meyersohn. Council Member David Weprin also came to show his support.

- Daniel Dromm also worked hard to secure State Senator Toby Stavisky's reelection in the primary and to secure District Leader Mike DenDekker's election to fill Ivan Lafayette's former Assembly seat. He looks forward to helping to turn the NYS Senate Democratic by working on the Jim Gennaro and Joe Addabo campaigns this fall. He'll also help Sen. Stavisky keep her seat against a Republican challenger. Call Danny at 718-457-2928 to help out. We can make this happen.

Candidate for City Council, 25th District
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, E. Elmhurst, Corona, LeFrak City, Rego Park and Woodside