Jun 152012
Brad Hoylman Candidate for NYS Senate 29th District

Brad Hoylman with contituents in Abingdon Square

Brad Hoylman endorsed for State Senate. VID held its endorsement meeting for the state Senate, hearing from three candidates: Tanika Inlaw (former president of Yonkers NAACP) and Thomas Greco (Jim Owles and McManus Democratic clubs) both spoke and took questions, as did VID’s own Brad Hoylman (District Leader and Community Board 2 Chairperson). The ballot count showed a resounding endorsement by VID for Brad Hoylman to fill the retiring Tom Duane’s Senate seat. Welcome aboard, Brad, and congratulations.

Now we have more motivation to fill our petitions with signatures: VID will hopefully have both an Assemblymember (Deborah Glick) and a Senator (Brad Hoylman) calling VID their “home club.” How many clubs can claim that honor?

June Meeting’s Featured Speaker. Our featured speaker was Shirley Gray from the Social Services Employees Union Local 371, accompanied by Doris Hernandez Murphy and John M. Land. The subject was Gov Cuomo’s proposal to put care of homebound seniors in the hands of HMO style healthcare providers under a program called Managed Care, essentially moving people from home care to nursing home facilities — and what would ensue if the often doctor-prescribed and desired home care is curbed.

Save the Date:  Next VID General Meeting will be on July 12th

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    Jun 062012

    THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    7:30 P. M.


    1.  District Leader Reports
    2. Campaign Committee Report
    3. Treasurer’s Report
    4. Speaker-Ms. Shirley Gray-Representative from Social Services Employees Union Local 371- Discussion of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to put care for homebound seniors in the hands of HMO style healthcare providers under a program called Managed Care.
    5.  Candidate’s Forum-29th State Senate District – State Senator Tom Duane has announced that he is not running for re-election.  Since we had previously endorsed him, we will now meet to endorse a candidate for his 29th State Senate District.  Candidates will have the opportunity to address VID’s membership and answer questions.
    6. Endorsement for State Senate-29th State Senate District.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    1-The Newsletter is in the process of being written.  Please send any pieces of information you would like included to Nadine Hoffmann at citywoman17@gmail.com

              2- Petitions for VID endorsed candidates will be distributed at the meeting

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      Jun 032012
      Village Independent Democrats Headquarters

      Village Independent Democrats Headquarters, courtesy keyool.com

      VID will launch the second Democratic Primary petitioning season on Saturday, June 9th at 9:30 am at our Clubhouse, 26 Perry St.,with a kick off breakfast graciously supplied by our Assemblywoman Deborah Glick.

      UPDATED LINK:  Please sign up here to be a petitioner (knowing who is available and how to reach volunteers will be a great help).


      We’ll be petitioning for our endorsed candidates for the Sept. 13th State Primary  – many of whom are club members –  until July 7th.


      NYS Assembly– Deborah Glick
      NYS State Senate– Tom Duane   UPDATE June 3:  endorsed by VID but not running for re-election. Name removed from petition.  NY Times  Annct.

      NYS Committeewoman– Rachel Lavine 

      Civil Court-Countywide
      Anil C. Singh
      Verna L. Saunders
      Melissa A. Crane

      Surrogate Court – Rita Mella- Second Judicial District

       Civil Court – Debra Rose Samuels- Second Judicial District

      Judicial Delegates

      Jonathan L. Geballe
      Frieda Bradlow
      Nathaniel Johnson
      Peter Crosta

      Alternate Judicial Delegates

      Nadine Hoffmann
      Ellen Peterson-Lewis
      Charles Stimson

      We will have two sets of petitions – one set of petitions is primarily for the west side of the district and another set for the east side of the district.

      The clubhouse will be open on Saturday from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM.  It will also be open the week of June 11th, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday’s through July 7th from 10:00am-1:00 pm.  We will be sending updates and reminders for the rest of the schedule.

      Campaign Co-Chairs, Peter Crosta  and Tony Hoffmann will be principal contacts throughout our 2012 campaign season. You can check whether the club is open before you walk over by calling  (212) 741-2994.

      Again, please sign up here to be a petitioner (knowing who is available and how to reach volunteers will be a great help to Peter and Tony).

      And, just as a reminder – here are the Primary and General Election dates for 2012:
      June 26, 2012 — Congressional Primary
      • Last day to register: June 1,2012
      • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
      September 13, 2012 — State Primary
      • Last day to register: August 17, 2012
      • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
      November 6, 2012 — General Election
      • Last day to register: October 12, 2012
      • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
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