May 192016
 
Endorsed by VID in 2016

Eight Candidates Endorsed by VID for 2016 Federal and State Races With three separate primaries in New York, it’s been a busy year in politics.  Here’s our roster: Hillary Clinton-President Charles Schumer – Senate Jerry Nadler-Congress, 10th CD Carolyn Maloney- Congress,12th CD Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD   June 28th Congressional Primary Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION Application must be postmarked no later than June 3rd and received by a board of elections no later than June 8th to be eligible to vote in the Primary. IN PERSON REGISTRATION You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the Congressional Primary, your application must be received no later than June 3rd. CHANGE […]

May 162016
 

The May 12th Membership Meeting carried a full agenda AND a Civil Court Candidate Forum Meeting Minutes_May-2016 President Nadine Hoffmann opened the May 12th Membership Meeting by noting how nicely the VID Gala was written up in The Villager by Lincoln Anderson.  There were also some nice pics from this event.  The March for a Clean Energy Revolution, which we endorsed, will take place on July 24 before the Democratic Convention.  Members agreed to spread the word regarding this event. 45 Rivington Letter to DeBlasio (see more details in our previous post), was unanimously passed for distribution. District Leader Keen Berger said she had two good things to report.  Several CB2 members held a well-attended meeting with Jerrold Nadler regarding the dedication of Christopher Street Park to LGBT rights.  The second item was about some school district “carve out” blocks on 12 Street North–residents of these blocks were unhappy about […]

May 082016
 
May Agenda

VID’s May Agenda Thursday, May 12, 2016, 83 Christopher Street, 6:30 PM  REALLY This meeting must end by 9:45 1.  President’s Report-Nadine Hoffmann 2.  District Leader Report- Keen Berger 3.  Election of Judical Delegates 4.   Gala Committee Report–Jen Hoppe 5. Special Candidates Forum**  Co-Sponsored by VRDC, DID, Jim Owles Club      a. Civil Court Candidates Presentations b. Questions from the Audience         The candidates reported out of the New York County judicial panel are:  Emily Minerva, Phaedra Perry, Shah Ali, Judy Kim, Robert Rosenthal, Josh Hanshaft, Nick Moyne and Margaret Chan.  This year there are two County-wide vacancies for Civil Court.  Margaret Chan is an incumbent running for re-election in 2nd District; she has no opponents.  6.  Clubhouse news–Nadine Hoffmann  7.   New Business **We will have a special endorsement meeting on Monday, May 23, directly after the Executive Committee meets.  Location TBA

May 082016
 

VID’s April Membership Meeting covered petitioning results, Candles for Clemency, the AIM Pipeline, 45 Rivington St. AND endorsements for NYS candidates. MINUTES The meeting opened with a reminder from President Nadine Hoffmann about the Hillary fundraiser on May 12 cosponsored by Renee Feinberg at 303 Mercer.  A vote was taken to support the Washington Square Park Music Festival fundraiser on May 8 at the Greenwich Village Music School.  Nadine further reported that former member and supporter Marilyn Appelson remembered VID in her will. Tony Hoffmann of the Campaign Committee thanked everyone who participated in the petitioning effort reporting that VID had secured 700 signatures for Jerrold Nadler, more, he thought, than any other club. A hundred signatures were secured for Carolyn Maloney.  On other business, Tony shared that The Candles for Clemency campaign was thinking about sending a few people to the Governor’s house in Mt. Kisco to picket on […]