Oct 302014
 
VID Endorsements for Nov. 4th, 2014

VID Endorsements for Nov 4 Election, Candidates and Propositions US Congress: 10th District:  Jerrold Nadler US Congress: 12th District:  Carolyn Maloney   Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick   Senate- 27th District: Brad Hoylman Governor – Howard Hawkins   Lieutenant Governor:  Brian Jones Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli   Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman Supreme Court:  Milton A. Tingling and Kathryn E. Freed Civil Court: Louis Nock and Arlene Bluth Proposal Number 1 – NO an Amendment: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure The proposed amendment to sections 4 and 5 and addition of new section 5-b to Article 3 of the State Constitution revises the redistricting procedure for state legislative and congressional districts.   Proposal Number 2 – […]

Oct 272014
 
Miriam Friedlander Way

Councilmember Rosie Mendez worked hard over the last five years to find a proper public statement for the work and accomplishments of a progressive advocate many of us knew well, Miriam Friedlander.   On Sunday, October 19th on the Southeast Corner of 6th St. and Second Avenue there was a street co-naming ceremony and reception.  Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, former Senator Tom Duane, former Councilmember Margarita Lopez, VID members Tony Hoffmann, Katharine Wolpe, and Frieda Bradlow,  joined Councilmember Rosie Mendez in naming Miriam Friedlander Way Friedlander was the outspoken, firebrand Democrat who represented the East Village and Lower […]

Oct 092014
 
Mrs. Green's

VID Joins Sen. Hoylman, Assembly Deborah Glick and Councilmember Corey Johnson in plea to Mrs. Green’s Back in July Hoylman, Glick and Johnson addressed corporate management for the new Mrs. Green’s store at 585 Hudson alarmed by the firm’s history of intimidation toward workers who attempted to organize for fair wages.  You can see their letter here. Village Independent Democrats have added their voice with a resolution: WHEREAS, the company Mrs. Green’s has advertised that it is securing a new location at 585 Hudson Street to open another food market; and WHEREAS, our community welcomes another local purveyor of organic […]