District 45

Jumaane D. Williams

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Canarsie

STATEMENT BY JUMAANE WILLIAMS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS

“Today, like far too families have done over the last few years, we saw the President of the United States shed tears over the loss of lives at the hands of a gun. I commend the President for taking action to reduce the supply READ MORE of illegal guns throughout our country. It is clear the president has a difficult task and is working against a Republican congress owned by the NRA;

WILLIAMS STATEMENT ON FATAL CAR ACCIDENT IN MIDWOOD

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“I’d like to offer prayers of peace and comfort to the family of Hermanda Booker, who lost her life tragically this morning while commuting to work. The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when a life is taken so suddenly and so young. Hermanda was in the prime of her life and it saddens me to see the community lose someone who by all accounts was passionate about their work and improving children’s lives.”

MORE THAN 58,000 CATCH BASINS INSPECTED AS RESULT OF WILLIAMS’ BILL

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS 

” For many areas in the City, including parts of my district, rain has caused much more damage than it should because of clogged catch basins, among several other causes. When I introduced this bill, my goal was to provide relief to residents and drivers, who would have to deal with flooded streets on a regular basis. READ MORE

WILLIAMS DISPELS RUMORS OF ICE RAIDS IN BROOKLYN AND URGES PUBLIC TO REMAIN CALM

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS  

“My staff and I have followed up on as many of the rumors as we can. We have spoken to owners of the commuter van lines, as well as the management at Bobby’s Department Store, and have confirmed that at this time there have not been general indiscriminate stops made by ICE agents over the past few days. READ MORE

WILLIAMS CONDEMNS WAVE OF THREATS TO JEWISH COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS 

” I am proud to represent a diverse NYC district that includes a substantial Orthodox Jewish community. I along with many are very concerned about the wave of antisemitic threats in recent weeks, including today, at the JCC of Staten Island.  The threats against the Jewish community, irrespective of real or hoax status, is troubling to a community understandably already concerned. READ MORE

WILLIAMS SPEAKS OUT AGAINST TRUMP’S RENEWED IMMIGRATION BAN

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS 

“Trump’s continued assault on immigrants is deeply troubling and continues to further divide this country. His new Muslim ban will translate into the unwarranted and unconstitutional profiling of people because of their ethnicity and race. This new xenophobic version of his executive order does nothing to comfort immigrant communities. READ MORE

WILLIAMS STATEMENT ON NYS SUPREME COURT RULING TO UPHOLD RENT FREEZE

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS 

“Today is a victory for the tenants of New York. When you’re allowed to get a fair assessment, these are the kind of results that you get. For decades the Board has been skipping over the question whether or not we have an increase before they get to the question of how much.  READ MORE

WILLIAMS RELEASES STATEMENT ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS BUDGET HEARING

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“Unfortunately I was unable to attend the budget hearing, due to an extended hospital stay and unexpected second operation following hernia surgery. I’d like to also thank everyone who sent their good wishes during my recovery period and my family, friends, and colleagues for their support during this time; and of course, I thank the Creator for helping guide me through this.