Sep 272014
 
VID Votes NO on Proposition 1

VID votes NO on Proposition 1 after a spirited debate. This proposition to appear on the Nov. 4th ballot would amend the states redistricting procedure.  VID’s guests were Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, NYC, speaking in favor of the amendment and Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause, NY, speaking in opposition. There was  a very comprehensive debate between Susan and Dick as to the pros and cons of the proposal.  This was followed by a discussion by the members, noting that this involved a constitutional amendment and could not be easily undone.  There were questions about the […]

Sep 082014
 

VID was well represented at the Clemency Vigil which took place by candle light on the evening of September 6th in Mt. Kisco, NY outside the home of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Over 150 people participated. Its purpose was to try to convince the governor to start issuing clemencies to those inmates in the NYS correctional system who deserve them.  Many inmates have been incarcerated for long periods of time either for non-violent crimes or for serious crimes, but have unquestionably been rehabilitated.  As of today the governor hasn’t issued a single clemency.   The rally was organized by the Jim […]

Sep 082014
 

The Village Independent Democrats endorsements for September 9th Democratic Primary are: 1.      Civil Court: Louis Nock and Arlene Bluth 2.      State Committeeman-66th AD: No Endorsement  3.      State Committeewoman-66th AD: Rachel Lavine 4.      Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick  5.      Senate- 27th District: Brad Hoylman    6.      Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli  7.      Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman 8.    Lieutenant Governor – Tim Wu 9.      Governor – Zephyr Teachout   Minutes of Special VID Endorsement Meeting of August 14  Special VID Membership Meeting VOTE !!   To vote in the November General Election, your application must be received no later than October 10th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 10th, you may register […]