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Van Bramer Hosts First Ever Participatory Budgeting Events For Homeless New Yorkers

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted New York City’s first ever participatory budgeting events for homeless New Yorkers. Van Bramer is seen here with some participants at Pam’s Place, a shelter for homeless women in Long Island City.

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted New York City’s first ever participatory budgeting events for homeless New Yorkers. Van Bramer is seen here with some participants at Pam’s Place, a shelter for homeless women in Long Island City. City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted New York City’s first ever participatory budgeting events for homeless New Yorkers on October 13. At these two events, Majority Leader Van Bramer sought the input of homeless individuals sheltered in his district on how to improve the community they call home.

Majority Leader Van Bramer hosted two participatory budgeting assemblies at homeless shelters on Friday. The first was held at the Borden Avenue Veterans’ Residence, the only facility in Queens that houses homeless veterans. The second was held at Pam’s Place, a shelter for homeless women in Long Island City. In addition, Van Bramer hosted Girl Scout Troop 6000, the first Girl Scout troop in New York for homeless girls, at his Long Island City Participatory Budgeting assembly on Thursday, October 12.
 

“Homeless New Yorkers have every right to be heard by elected officials and to have a voice in making their communities a better place,” said Van Bramer. “I am proud to bring participatory budgeting to homeless shelters in my district and to give a voice to every single one of my constituents. Too often, the rights of the homeless in our communities to participate in the democratic and civic process are overlooked. I am proud that my office is committed to connecting every community and every constituent I represent to the civic process and especially to participatory budgeting, which empowers citizens to fund projects in their communities.”

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