30/30 Adrian Drepaul
Caribbean Heritage: Guyana
Location: New York
Adrian Drepaul is a Guyanese-American and a proud Queens New York Native. He is the first person in his family to graduate from college and a recent graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he served as the President of The American Constitution Society and former Vice President of the Hofstra Law Democrats. He has hosted several panel discussions concerning 4th Amendment and LGBT rights, as well as civil rights. At every step of his life he has strived to help his community and those with little or no voice. He has been active in his community and politics since high school. He has previously worked for three United States Congressmen, including NY Senator Charles Schumer where he maintained constant contact with several communities of color and responded to their federal government needs. He has organized numerous campaigns along the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Adrian's passion to help the working poor, and the men and women of the labor movement, led him to lobby and help enact several pieces of legislation concerning working men and women in NYC in his role at the New York City Central Labor Council, an organization which represents over 1.5 million New York City workers, and is the largest local membership organization under the AFL-CIO.
Adrian currently helps small businesses in his native home of Queens, especially in communities of color in his capacity at the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Vice President for Diversity Affairs and Outreach in the Queens County Young Democrats. Adrian hopes to fiercely advocate and bring attention to communities of color throughout Queens, especially communities that have little or no voices currently at the table. As the product of a family with a strong union background, Adrian also would like to increase Labor's role in QCYD. He also plans on placing an emphasis on expanding QCYD's LGBT and women's membership, and multiply their influence in across Queens and all of New York City.
He lives with his wife and fellow Hofstra Law graduate Anna Drepaul, and with his cat Abigail in his beloved 'Little Guyana' neighborhood in Queens.
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