May 312013

June 4th- 6:00 PM- Petitioning Kickoff Party #1-1st day of petitioning. Pick up your petitions-26 Perry St.

June 8th-9:30 AM-Petitioning Kickoff Party #2-Pick up your petitions-26 Perry St.

June 8th – 4-7:00 PM, Cocktail Reception for Jonathan Geballe, 43 Charleton St.

June 9th-4:00 PM- Tribute to Sophie Gerson– Hemmerdinger Hall-100 Wash. Sq. East.

June 13th- 8:00 PM- VID Gen. Memb. Mtg.- 83 Christopher St.

June 24th-8:00 PM- VID Executive Committee Meeting-26 Perry St.

July 8th-6:00-8:00 PM– Last day to hand in petitions-26 Perry St.

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    May 312013

    Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote

    Our District Leader Candidates Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger

    VID Petitioning Kickoff-Parties

    It is that time of the year again-VID petitioning!  As in past years we will have a full throttle effort.  However, this year, to demonstrate our total commitment to VID’s campaign we will have two petitioning kickoff parties.

    The first one, sponsored by our District Leaders Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger, will be on Tuesday, June 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 26 Perry Street.

    The second one, sponsored by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad Hoylman, will be on Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon, also at 26 Perry Street.

    VID cordially invites you to join us for delicious food, cordial conversation and to pick up your petitions.  If you are interested in running for County Committee with VID, and have not signed up yet, please contact either Peter Crosta  530-400-9731), David Kruger, 646-576-1868) or Lucia Fedora, 347-392-9575).
    We have made it very convenient for you to pick up your petitions this year.  VID will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The last day to hand in petitions to VID is Sunday, July 8th.

    Please give us a few hours of your time and help us get our candidates on the ballot.  Thank you.

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      May 112013
      VID endorsed john liu, daniel squadron, julie menin

      May 9th Endorsement Meeting

      VID endorsed John Liu, Daniel Squadron, Julie Menin

      On Thursday, May 9th Village Independent Democrats endorsed mayoral candidate John Liu with a run-off vote over Christine Quinn.  Daniel Squadron won easily as their preferred Public Advocate candidate and Julie Menin received the endorsement over Jessica Lappin.

      In uncontested elections for judgeships in the second judicial district the club also endorsed Marcy Friedman, Adam Silvera and Kathryn Freed.  Ann E. O’Shea received the endorsement for reelection to a County Wide Civil Court judicial position.

      UPDATE:  Due to the fact that the NY County Judicial Screening Panel only reported out the candidates for county wide civil court judgeships on May 1st,  VID’s General Membership passed a resolution allowing the Executive Committee to endorse the judicial candidates.  On May 23rd VID’s Executive Committee unanimously endorsed JJ Kelley, Dakota Ramseur and Mary Rosado for Civil Court.

      This makes the full roster of VID 2013 endorsements as follows:

      Mayor – John Liu
      Public Advocate – Daniel Squadron
      Manhattan District Attorney- Cyrus Vance, Jr.
      New York City Comptroller- Scott Stringer
      Manhattan Borough President –
      Julie Menin
      City Council 1st District- Jenifer Rajkumar
      City Council 2nd District- Rosie Mendez
      City Council 3rd District- Corey Johnson

      County-Wide Civil Court  – Ann E. O’Shea,  JJ Kelley, Dakota Ramseur and Mary Rosado

      Civil Court, Second Judicial District – Marcy Friedman, Kathryn Freed, Adam Silvera

      District Leader, 66th Assembly District Leaders, Part A – Jonathan Geballe and incumbent, Keen Berger


      Recent coverage of Village Independent Democrats involvement in the 2013 elections includes:

      Mayoral candidates make their case at Village forumThe Villager

      Schwartz absent on key issues – The Villager, Opinion, Freda Bradlow

      Johnson and Rajkumar win V.I.D.’s backing for Council – The Villager

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