Jimmy Van Bramer + Moumita Ahmed Call To Expand Vaccine Hours For Ramadan + Endorse Each Other
Both candidates advocate for city services to accommodate religious groups
QUEENS, NY (04/12/2021) (readMedia)-- On Monday, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer- a candidate for Queens Borough President and Moumita Ahmed- a candidate for City Council District 24 will call for the city and state to expand vaccination hours during Ramadan, which begins Monday night and ends May 12th.
Last week, local elected officials called for more 24/7 vaccination sites to accommodate those fasting during the daytime. There are currently six 24/7 vaccination sites across the city. Hillcrest High School-the first Queens vaccination site- is only open 4-days a week and closes at 8pm, before breaking fast. All vaccination sites in the nearby area close at 8pm.
Van Bramer will also attend Ahmed's Bangladeshi New Year celebration with Cynthia Nixon, State Senator Julia Salazar, and Kazi Fouzia- Director of Desi Rising Up and Moving. The festivities will start at 5pm at 87-50 169th St, Jamaica, NY 11432.
Jimmy Van Bramer, Moumita Ahmed
Press conference about expanded vaccination hours for Ramadan
|WHEN:||Monday April 12, 2021 at 04:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||Hillcrest High School
160-05 Highland Ave
Jamaica, New York 11432