May 052019
 

VID’s True Blue Supporters Highlighted Our 62nd Annual Awards

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Among many illustrious attendees were Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Borough President Gale Brewer, Senators Brad Hoylman and Robert Jackson, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Councilmember Carlina Rivera.  Of course, we owe a special thank-you to our awardees: our incredible Speaker and Councilmember Corey Johnson, grassroots allstars True Blue NY and No IDC NY, and VID legend Frieda Bradlow.  Lastly, we need to thank the Gala Committee — Sara Kimbell, Elissa Stein, Nadine Hoffmann, Tony Hoffmann, Lois Rakoff, Nancy Shamban, and Jen Hoppe.  The BIGGEST thanks go to Sara Kimbell and Elissa Stein, the Gala Co-Chairs — the amount of work they did was jaw-dropping, and they managed to make an incredible event go off without a hitch.  And we haven’t forgotten our long list of sponsors.

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Apr 222019
 
VID Awards Celebration May 2nd

Awards Celebration May 2nd Awards Celebration May 2nd continues VID’s 62-year tradition in recognizing people and organizations with exceptional creds for advancing the progressive agenda.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our most outstanding  leaders and most dedicated grassroots nonprofits! Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 6:00 – 9:00PM Tio Pepe 168 West 4th StreetNew York, NY 10014 6:00pm  Hors d’Oeuvres, Buffet Dinner, Drinks  7:00pm  Awards Program 8:00pm  Dessert and Conversation   Honorees Honorable Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council  True Blue NY & NO IDC   Frieda Bradlow     Questions? VillageDemsEvents@gmail.com   TICKET PACKAGES Blue Governor- $1,000 2 tickets acknowledgment on invitation & program Blue Senator- $500 2 tickets acknowledgment on invitation & program Blue Assembly Member- $250 1 ticket acknowledgment on invitation & program  Non-Member Tickets- $200 each VID Member Tickets- $125 each   Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets are available for purchase at the door Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Apr 212019
 
April 11 General Meeting

The April 11 General Meeting Celebrated a Birthday, Two Unapposed District Leader Nominations and an Endorsement for Jumaane Williams The April 11th General Meeting also welcomed State Legislators Brad Hoylman and Deborah Glick and heard updates from seven committees. FULL MEETING MINUTES The meeting opened with President David Siffert blowing out the candles on his vegan birthday cupcake–Happy Birthday, Dave!   Then the agenda was unanimously adopted. State Legislation Assemblymember Deborah Glick gave a speech on the passage of legislation in the Assembly, including the plastic bag ban, and a panel to determine the details on congestion pricing, with funds going to the MTA.  Funding for electronic pollbooks passed, and funding for early voting sites, mostly upstate.  Most importantly, some significant criminal justice reform was passed, including measures to ensure speedy trials and bail reform.  Unfortunately, the pied-a-terre tax did not pass, but the millionaire tax was extended, and a mansion […]

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Mar 272019
 
March 14th General Meeting

March 14th General Meeting Introduces Five Resolutions …and Hears Six Speakers President David Siffert opened the March 14th General Meeting with a reminder that Primary petitions must be turned in by March 28.  He also noted the Assembly must be urged to adopt public financing of elections, and mentioned that there was a push to primary certain Assembly members.  He spoke of the article in the Villager about Jen Hoppe’s candidacy as District Leader and the party honoring Keen Berger’s fourteen year legacy in that office.  He mentioned the elected officials present at Keen’s party, including Jerry Nadler, Deborah Glick, Brad Hoylman, Scott Stringer, and Carolyn Maloney.   Keen gave her report, saying she was stunned at how happy everyone was with her, and stating the electeds know VID is an important club because we have petitioned for them all.  She said instead of getting a golden parachute, she received a […]

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