On November 19, 2020 Queens Power hosted its inaugural assembly with 1,300 Queens residents. This was the culmination of three years of organizing work, which resulted in an organization made up of 43 member institutions – including houses of worship, schools, unions and non-profits – and a dues base of over $200,000.
At the assembly, Queens Power hosted major power players that have the ability to impact the everyday lives of Queens residents. Michael Dowling, the CEO of Northwell Health (the largest employer and healthcare provider in the State), Department of Buildings Commissioner Melanie La Rocca, and the Chief of Queens Patrol Borough North all attended. All committed to working with Queens Power.
Now Queens Power is working to develop leaders, identify issues, and take action around three issue areas: healthcare, transportation, criminal justice, and public safety and housing.
Rev. Patrick O'Connor, Ben Thomases, Khondokar Tarikul Islam, Julieta Larsen, Deborah Wright, Rev. Andrea Hargett, Fr. Patrick Longalong, Bishop Calvin Rice, Evidelia Boyd, Hussein Rababah, Mark Henry, Joseph Branch, Mohammed Tariq, and dozens of other talented leaders are looking forward to building a Queens that works for all.