Sep 262013

Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare...The October General Meeting will feature a Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare…

Village Independent Democrats will meet on Thursday, October 10th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street,  6:30 PM.
The agenda includes:

1.  District Leader Report– Keen Berger

2. Campaign Committee Report- Peter Crosta highlighting activity for the General Election-Tuesday, November 5th

3. Club Election
a. Corresponding Secretary
b. Recording Secretary

4. Report from Assemblymember Deborah Glick

5. Forum on Obamacare – Obamacare is Good, But More Healthcare Reform Is On It’s Way, with moderator VID member Dr. Alec Pruchnicki and returning speaker Len Rodberg, the Chairman of the Urban Studies department at Queens College of CUNY.

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    Sep 092013

    VID CalendarVID September Calendar Dates to Save:

    Sept. 9, Monday, Canvassing,  8:00-9:30 am- 8th Ave. & 14th St.

    Sept. 9, Monday, Phone Banking, 5:30-8:30 pm, 130 Jane Street, 1C

    Sept 10, Tuesday, 6:00 am-9:00 pm Primary Day

    Sept. 16, Monday, 6:00 pm NY County Dem Party County Comm. Mtg.- SVA 333 West 23rd St.

    Sept. 17, Tuesday, 6:00 pm 1st Judicial District Democratic Convention

    Sept 19, Thursday, 6:30 pm- VID General Membership Meeting- 83 Christopher  St.

    Sept. 23, Monday, 6:30 pm- VID Executive Comm. Mtg. 26 Perry St.

    Sept. 23, Monday, 6:00-9:00 pm- Jerry Nadler fundraiser- Pier 66- 26th St.

    Oct. 1, Tuesday, 6:00 am-9:00 pm- Runoff election (if necessary)

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      Sep 092013
      Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote

      Our District Leader Candidates Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger

      Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote in possibly the most hotly contested primary in years.

      But primary elections have notoriously low turnouts so every vote counts and the job won’t be done till the last voting moment at 9PM Tuesday night !

      Jonathan, and the rest of the VID endorsed slate still need your support and your vote.  See our announcement and schedule here.  And, here’s what’s left to do, NOW.

       There is a special Get Out The Vote phone bank on Monday, September 9th from 5:30-8:30 PM at  130 Jane Street, apartment 1C.  If interested you can contact either  Nadine Hoffman [ mailto:] or Katherine Slawinski []or simply show up between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.
      Distribute Dear Neighbor Letters in your building.  Contact Tony Hoffmann [mailto:] or Jen Hoppe [] to get sample letters.  This is critical.  If we can use your name for a Dear Neighbor Letter and/or you will distribute a Dear Neighbor letter in your building this is a most critical aspect of our campaign.

      Hand out palm cards at poll sites on Tuesday.  Celia Wu [], Katharine Wolpe [] and Tony Hoffmann [ mailto:] are coordinating VID’s palm carding operation for this Tuesday’s primary.  If you can spare a couple of hours to give out palm cards with VID’s endorsed candidates you would be making a significant contribution to our campaign.

      VOTE – To find your polling place, call 866 VOTE-NYC, or go to

      You can make a difference.  

      VID’s Endorsed Candidates

      District Leaders- Jonathan Geballe & Keen Berger
      City Council– Corey Johnson-3rd District
      Rosie Mendez- 2nd District
      Jenifer Rajkumar- 1st District
      Mayor– John Liu
      Comptroller– Scott M. Stringer
      Public Advocate– Daniel Squadron
      Manhattan Borough President– Julie L. Menin
      District Attorney– Cyrus Vance, Jr.

      Judicial Delegates- Vote from Nadine Hoffmann to Luke Henry (Vote for up to 11)
      Alternate Delegates– Vote from Peter Gleason to Thomas Gass (Vote For up  to 11)

      To find your polling place, call 866 VOTE-NYC, or go to

      Vote in the Democratic Primary, Tuesday September 10th

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