Nov. 18, 2016 Staff Report
Public Advocate Letitia James is planning a rally in Jackson Heights Sunday to let residents know that she will fight for them while Trump is in office.
The rally, titled #ProtectProgress, will be held at Diversity Plaza (near 73rd Street/Roosevelt Avenue) on Sunday at 1 p.m.
It is in response to the election of Donald Trump who made a number of racist comments during the heated presidential race that he ultimately won.
The event will feature speakers including James, local officials and civic leaders.
Since the election, James has heard concerns and confusion from New Yorkers. She decided to hold a rally to inform residents about their basic rights, and to share ways they can share information should controversial policies by President Elect Donald Trump go into effect.
The rally will cover a wide range of issues, including immigration, reproductive rights, healthcare, LGBTQ rights, and public education among others, and James is planning to lay out ways these rights can be protected through legislation, policy and litigation, according to her office.
“Stand with me this Sunday at 1pm at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights as we announce a plan to protect progress and ensure that our basic rights are not rolled back,” James wrote on her Facebook page.
For more information on the event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1005879882872166/.