Jun 302013
 

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act at July Membership Meeting

on Thursday, July 11th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street, 6:30 PM.
Please Note earlier Starting Time

Here’s the meeting agenda:

1.  District Leaders Reports– Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe

2- Campaign Update- Peter Crosta, Lucia Fedora and David Kruger
a- Petitioning Summary
b- County Committee Summary
c- Campaign Plans (61 days to primary day)

 3- Report of Committee Chairs

  • Voter Registration/Community Outreach- Celia Wu

4- Special Presentation: “Understanding the Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect Me”  

           Moderator-Alec Pruchnicki- VID Executive Committee; Physician of Geriatrics at St. Luke’s Hospital (and formerly at St. Vincent”s Hospital); Member Physicians for National Health Program

Affordable Healthcare-Len-Rodberg

Len Rodberg, Urban Studies Department Chair and Professor, Queens College,
PhD, MIT

Guest Speaker- Len Rodberg, the Chairman of the Urban Studies department at Queens College of CUNY, has helped to write the single payer bill of John Conyers in Congress, also the single payer bill sponsored by Dick Gottfried in the NY State legislature. Len is also the treasurer, research director, and an executive committee member of the Physicians for a National Health Program ( PNHP ) NY Metro chapter.

5- New Business
Reminder:  Last minute push.  Petitioning runs until Monday, July 8th.  We need your help to get our endorsed candidates, including our District Leaders Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger, on the ballot.  Please come to the VID to pick up your petitions  every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Join us for some last minute petitioning:
Monday, 7/1, 8th St stop, N/R trains, 8-9am
Tuesday, 7/2, Astor Place stop, 6 train, 8-9am
Wednesday, 7/3, 14th St and 1st Ave, SW corner, 8-9am

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Jun 152013
 

Campaign Finance ReformLobby For Passage of a Campaign Finance Reform Bill in State Legislature

Urge our Albany leaders to pass campaign finance reform and do away with the landlord’s loophole that lets them make campaign contributions of up to $150,000 for each building owned.

1- ​Go to Albany on Tuesday, June 18th and lobby our elected officials in person.  For reservation for the free buses contact Jaron@metcouncilonhousing.org  or call 212-979-6238.

2- Call  (212-681.4580) or email Governor Cuomo-(Gov.Cuomo@chamber.state.NY.US)

3-  Call Dean Skelos (Republican Majority Leader)- 518-455-3171 and Jeff Klein (Senate Co-Leader) –518-455-3595

See more coverage on Campaign Finance Reform

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Jun 152013
 
VID Campaign Trail

Annette Zaner

 VID on the campaign trail:

    Monday, 6/17- 8-9 a.m. Houston & Varick Streets on the 1 line
    Tuesday, 6/18- 8-9 a.m. Sheridan Square & 7th Ave. on the 1 line
    Thursday, 6/20- 8-9 a.m. 14th Street & 8th Ave on the A/C/E line
    Saturday, 6/22- noon-2:00 p.m. 8th Street festival (between 5th and 6th Ave)

VID’s Petitioning Drive runs until Monday, July 8th.  We need your help to get our endorsed candidates, including our District Leaders Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger, on the ballot.  Please come to the VID to pick up your petitions.  VID will be open for petitioning every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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Jun 042013
 

 

Congressman Nadler and Frieda Bradlow hosted a cocktail reception for District Leader Jonathan Geballe, VID’s Male DL candidate for the 66th Assembly District, Part A, on Saturday, June 8th from 4-6:00 PM at 43 Charleton St.  Among the celebrants were Congressman Jerrold Nadler, NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, Tony Hoffman, and Female District Leader Keen Berger.

VID 2013 Election Chair Peter Crosta coordinated a most successful gathering.  Details on the invitation.

 

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