By Jonathan Sperling
It’s time for Queens residents to have their voices heard.
Jessica Ramos, the Democratic and Working Families Party candidate for the 13th District of the New York State Senate announced on Monday the launch of Visioning Sessions: two-hour long gatherings that will give District 13 residents the opportunity to voice their concerns.
During the sessions, Ramos will partner with a variety of organizations in order to better address the issues of immigration, transportation, public schools, and housing. Among the organizations that will be present at the session is Riders Alliance, Make the Road Action, Woodside on the Move, the United Federation of Teachers district representative, and Plaza del Sol. Attendees are encouraged to voice their concerns and priorities.
“All our policy needs to be informed heavily by the needs of our community,” said Ramos. “In January, I’d like to hit the ground running, with a policy plan built by the people in District 13. I look forward to these Visioning Sessions, and hearing from everyday people what they need from their State Senate,” Ramos said in a statement.
Each neighborhood located in District 13 — Corona, East Elmhurst, Woodside, LeFrak City, Elmhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights — will host a visioning session. They will take place from 6-8 p.m. on the following dates:
October 18: Corona at P.S. 110
October 25: East Elmhurst at First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst
November 1: Woodside at Woodside Houses Community Room
November 5: LeFrak City
November 12: Elmhurst
November 19: Astoria
November 26: Jackson Heights at The Jewish Center of JH