ON THURSDAY (NOV 8TH) WE WILL BE STARTING CALLS TO JIMMY VAN BRAMER, ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, AND CAROLYN MALONEY’S OFFICE TO DEMAND THEY TAKE A PUBLIC POSITION AGAINST THE AMAZON HQ2 PROPOSAL IN LIC, QUEENS. PHONE CALLS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
Call in info:
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer: 718-383-9566 [press “0” for person]
Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 929-388-6141 [leave a message if no one picks up]
Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney: 718-932-1804
State Senate Michael Ginaris: (718) 728-0960
Phone Blast Script:
It was recently announced that Amazon is considering Long Island City, Queens as a location for its new Headquarters, a move that would lead to skyrocketing rents and record levels of displacement throughout the entire borough. We are outraged that there were no public hearings on this proposal and that none of us have had the opportunity to voice our opinions, despite the fact that every single Queens resident will be impacted by this decision. The situtation is so bad that in July, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan called for a ‘Moratorium’ on new LIC developments¹, but her proposal was ignored by most politicians and newspapers. Today, I am calling [politicans name]’s office to demand that [politicians name] stand with Queens residents and reject the Amazon Headquarters proposal, as well as any other move to transform Western Queens into a so-called “tech hub”. The Queens that so many of us know and love is under threat and we’re going to fight back.
See the event here.