Jan 312012

At the January 12th membership meeting the Village Independent Democrats  endorsed a letter to Speaker Christine Quinn applauding her support of the Fair Wage For New Yorkers Act as a first step toward ensuring a living wage, but calling on her to move quickly to expand the act to cover the substantial number of minimum wage workers who remain unprotected and without enough of a weekly paycheck to afford food and shelter in our city.

Letter to Council Speaker Quinn

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    Jan 312012

    At the January 12th membership meeting, the Village Independent Democrats passed a resolution calling upon the US Senate and House of Representatives to repeal and remove the provision of the National Defense Administration Act (NDAA) that authorizes the President to indefinitely detain American Citizens arrested on U.S. soil.

    NDAA Oppostion Cover Letter to President Obama

    NDAA Opposition Cover Letter to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand

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      Jan 302012


      Minister Michael Ellick

      Village Independent Democrats February General Meeting will be held on Feb. 9th at 7:30 p.m. ,  at St John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street (betw Bleecker and West 4th Streets).

      Our speaker will be Minister Michael Ellick of Judson Church.  He will be introduced by District Leader Keen Berger.  His subject will include Occupy Wall Street, its relationship with Judson Church and the progressive religious community, and its future.

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        Jan 292012

        Redistricting proposal for NYS has just been released, and has come under great criticism and a possible veto by Cuomo.  There has been some coverage on The Cityroom blog at the NY Times and at DNA Info

        You can see the proposed new lines and compare them to the old ones at the legislative redistrict website.

        The just-released proposed district lines for the 66th AD can be seen here.  For proposed 27th Senate District go here.

        And here’s the schedule for Public Hearings.
        In Manhattan the hearing is on Thursday, February 2nd at 10:30 am,
        250 Broadway
        Assembly Hearing Room, 19th Floor
        New York, NY 10007


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