Jun 052018

Petitioning Kickoff Brunch

VID Petitioning Kickoff Brunch

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
26 Perry Street
Lower Level 

Eat a bagel and a schmear
Drink a cup of coffee
Meet your friends
Speak with your elected officials
Pick up your petitions
Fan out in the neighborhood with other VIDers to petition


Petitioning officially begins on June 5.  You can get a head start by picking up your petitions on Tuesday, June 5 at the Club, 26 Perry Street, Lower Level, from 6:oo to 7:30.  Then you can come to the Brunch on Saturday and just eat! 
Here is the schedule to pick up and drop off petitions:
Tuesday,   June 5  —  6 to 7:30
Thursday, June 7 –   6 to 7:30
Saturday,  June 9 –  10:00 to 12:00 Noon    (The Brunch)
Monday,    June  11 –6 to 7:30
Thursday, June 14—At the VID General Membership Meeting 
                                                            6:30 PM
                                        The LGBT Center, 208 West 13 Street
Saturday,  June 16 – 10 to 12:00
Monday,    June 18 —  6 to 7:30
Thursday, June 21—  6 to 7:30
Saturday,  June 23— 10 to 12:00
Monday,    June 25— Executive Committee Meeting
                                         6:00 to whenever
Thursday, June 28–  6 to 7:30
Saturday,  June 30 – 10 to 12:00
Stay tuned for the July schedule
Regards from your campaign team     

Tony Hoffmann- Tonyhoffmann26@gmail.com                     Erik Coler
Laurie Hardjwirogod – laurieh2ster@gmail.com                   President
Erik Bottcher- ebottcher@gmail.com                                    erikcoler@gmail.com

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May 252018

Special Endorsement MeetingVID Special Endorsement Meeting May 29th

There will be a General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8 pm
LOCATION: Greenwich House – 27 Barrow St (4th Floor)

We will be holding a special endorsement meeting for the remaining candidates for the VID petitions.

A. Female District leader 66A 
   – New York requires that since the election was held by the county committee that the following year a primary must be held for the position.

B. Alternate Judicial Delegate
   – One of our alternate Judicial Delegates is not eligible to run in a Democratic Primary.  We need to select a replacement.

C. County Wide Judge 
     – The candidate we endorsed, Grace Park, dropped out so we will need to replace her.


1. Adoption of the Agenda 

2. Endorsement of the following positions
             i. Female District Leader – 66th Part A
             ii. Alternate Judicial Delegate
             iii. Civil Court-County Wide 
 3. Adjournment

A. A candidate in order to be endorsed by the VID must receive 50% plus one vote.
B. In the first round of voting if no candidate receives a majority, and no endorsement does not receive a majority of votes,  there will be a second round between the two top vote getters.
C. In the second round if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast no endorsement will be the position of the VID.
D. No endorsement is always on the ballot and you can vote for No Endorsement on any round

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May 182018

After well-attended Candidates Forums on February 8th and May 7th, VID 2018 endorsements backed…

With an interesting array of new (and yet to be decided) contenders for NYS offices, VID decided a little rattling was in order.  With a 17 vote margin, Cynthia Nixon won the Club’s endorsement with another 15 members voting for no endorsement.  See NY Post coverage.

The full endorsement roster now covers the following candidates for Federal, State and Judicial candidates:

Cynthia Nixon,  for Governor

Kathy Hochul,  for Lt. Governor

Kirsten Gilibrand for US Senator

Jerry Nadler for the 10th Congressional District

Carolyn Maloney for the 12th Congressional District

Tom DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller

Brian Kavanaugh for NYS 26th Senate District

Brad Hoylman for the NYS 27th Senate District

Liz Kruger for the NYS 28th Senate District

Deborah Glick for the NYS 66th Assembly District

Grace Park and Shahabuddeen Ally for County-Wide Court

Frank Nervo for Civil Court Judicial District 1

Robert Rosenthal for Civil Court Judicial District 2

To read more on the May 7th Candidates night, check out the coverage in The Villager, see pictures on our FaceBook page

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May 012018

NYS Candidates Forum to be held May 7thVID hosting a NYS Candidates Forum on Monday, May 7th

At PS 41
116 West 11th St.
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
First Speaker at 6:45 PM

Hear Candidates Running for:

Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
State Comprtoller


The NYS Candidates Forum is co-hosted by:  Coalition for a District Alternative (CODA); Downtown Independent Democrats (DID); Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club; Grand Street Democrats; Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats; Gramercy Stuyvesant Democrats; and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.


UPDATE:  May 10th – The Pictures

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