Apr 232013
VID Celebrated Earth Day

VID Celebrated Earth Day on April 20th at the Bleecker St. Playground with particular focus on the issue of hydro-fracking. District Leader Jonathan Geballe was front and center talking with local families and residents who share concern for New York State and New York City regarding this ever-pending development.    See the pictures. Late last year Jonathan, on a pro bono basis, joined several attorneys in a lawsuit opposing the Spectra Pipeline. VID as a club, and Nat Johnson and Anne Heaney, as individuals, are petitioners in a lawsuit   regarding the Spectra pipeline that will cross the Hudson into the West Village.  An appeal of the New York Supreme Court’s decision is underway. The Earth Day demonstration was held in front of the Bleecker Street Playground to symbolize that we must save our planet for our children. Numerous VID’ers, community activists, State Senator Brad Hoylman, and a number of candidates for local […]

Apr 122013
VID Endorsed New York City Council, Comptroller and DA Candidates

On Thursday April 11th VID Endorsed New York City Council, Comptroller and DA Candidates at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street before a packed house of members, elected and hoping-to-be elected officials.  (Click here for pictures) Following the District Leader reports from Keen Berger and Jonathan Geballe,  candidates were each given six minutes to speak followed by questions from attendees and then endorsement statements from VID members.  UPDATE:  April 2013 VID General Meeting Minutes April 11, 2013 VID members were qualified to vote at this endorsement meeting if they became a member of VID on or before Friday, January 11, 2013. Winners of VID endorsement for the 2013 Democratic Primary were: City Council 1st District- Jenifer Rajkumar City Council 2nd District- Rosie Mendez City Council 3rd District- Corey Johnson Manhattan District Attorney- Cyrus Vance, Jr. New York City Comptroller- Scott Stringer