VID Petitioning Kickoff Breakfast, Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street, Lower Lever The VID began petitioning to get our endorsed NYS candidates – Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD; Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD; Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th and Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD – on the ballot Tuesday, June 7th. On Thursday, June 9th petitions will be available at the VID General Membership Meeting at 83 Christopher Street. On Saturday, June 11 petitions will be available at the kickoff breakfast (compliments of Assemblywoman Deborah Glick) at our 26 Perry St. headquarters from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. All petitioners are invited. The following week VID headquarters will be open Monday-Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. As part of VID’s effort to get our endorsed candidates elected VID will simultaneously do a major push to get our congressional candidates, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, re-elected. Primary Day […]
The June General Meeting covered NYC funding of abortion access, NYS support for gestional surrogacy, prostitution legislation and the Green New Deal. And, a thank you to Jerry Nadler for a very informative forum. Party Leaders District Leader Keen Berger’s report opened with a thank you for re-electing her for the last fourteen years. She will be super-ceded by a new District Leader, Jen Hoppe, after the Primary on June 25th. Keen mentioned two issues important to her: Social justice issue: the fact that the 75 Morton Street middle school provides less after-school programs than any other school in District 2. She hopes that VID can write a letter or do some other action to help rectify this. Measles epidemic. Keen mentioned that Dick Gottfried was sitting on the fence on this issue of requiring everyone to be inoculated and doing away with religious exemptions. This is a public health […]
President David Siffert opened the May General Meeting by thanking everyone for their efforts to help in the Gala, especially congratulating Melissa Carty and Sara Kimbell. At the May General Meeting on Thursday, May 9th four resolutions passed; six committees gave progress reports and guest speaker, Emily Arsenault, from Kirsten Gillibrand’s office spoke on gun control. Party Leader Reports District Leader Keen Berger’s three conclusions: Support elected officials who are doing good work, mentioning especially Jerry Nadler and Brad Hoylman. The importance of the little organizations that are working on good goals like electing good people and correcting gerrymandering. She agreed that the 14th Street situation is a mess and she’s glad that Elissa Stein wrote her great resolution in response. This sparked a discussion regarding support for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, working on the “double jeopardy” law, pushing to get Trump’s tax returns, and support for Planned […]
VID’s True Blue Supporters Highlighted Our 62nd Annual Awards Among many illustrious attendees were Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Borough President Gale Brewer, Senators Brad Hoylman and Robert Jackson, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Councilmember Carlina Rivera. Of course, we owe a special thank-you to our awardees: our incredible Speaker and Councilmember Corey Johnson, grassroots allstars True Blue NY and No IDC NY, and VID legend Frieda Bradlow. Lastly, we need to thank the Gala Committee — Sara Kimbell, Elissa Stein, Nadine Hoffmann, Tony Hoffmann, Lois Rakoff, Nancy Shamban, and Jen Hoppe. The BIGGEST thanks go to Sara Kimbell and Elissa Stein, the Gala Co-Chairs — the amount of work they did was jaw-dropping, and they managed to make an incredible event go off without a hitch. And we haven’t forgotten our long list of sponsors.
Awards Celebration May 2nd Awards Celebration May 2nd continues VID’s 62-year tradition in recognizing people and organizations with exceptional creds for advancing the progressive agenda. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our most outstanding leaders and most dedicated grassroots nonprofits! Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 6:00 – 9:00PM Tio Pepe 168 West 4th StreetNew York, NY 10014 6:00pm Hors d’Oeuvres, Buffet Dinner, Drinks 7:00pm Awards Program 8:00pm Dessert and Conversation Honorees Honorable Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council True Blue NY & NO IDC Frieda Bradlow Questions? VillageDemsEvents@gmail.com TICKET PACKAGES Blue Governor- $1,000 2 tickets acknowledgment on invitation & program Blue Senator- $500 2 tickets acknowledgment on invitation & program Blue Assembly Member- $250 1 ticket acknowledgment on invitation & program Non-Member Tickets- $200 each VID Member Tickets- $125 each Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets are available for purchase at the door
The April 11 General Meeting Celebrated a Birthday, Two Unapposed District Leader Nominations and an Endorsement for Jumaane Williams The April 11th General Meeting also welcomed State Legislators Brad Hoylman and Deborah Glick and heard updates from seven committees. FULL MEETING MINUTES The meeting opened with President David Siffert blowing out the candles on his vegan birthday cupcake–Happy Birthday, Dave! Then the agenda was unanimously adopted. State Legislation Assemblymember Deborah Glick gave a speech on the passage of legislation in the Assembly, including the plastic bag ban, and a panel to determine the details on congestion pricing, with funds going to the MTA. Funding for electronic pollbooks passed, and funding for early voting sites, mostly upstate. Most importantly, some significant criminal justice reform was passed, including measures to ensure speedy trials and bail reform. Unfortunately, the pied-a-terre tax did not pass, but the millionaire tax was extended, and a mansion […]
March 14th General Meeting Introduces Five Resolutions …and Hears Six Speakers President David Siffert opened the March 14th General Meeting with a reminder that Primary petitions must be turned in by March 28. He also noted the Assembly must be urged to adopt public financing of elections, and mentioned that there was a push to primary certain Assembly members. He spoke of the article in the Villager about Jen Hoppe’s candidacy as District Leader and the party honoring Keen Berger’s fourteen year legacy in that office. He mentioned the elected officials present at Keen’s party, including Jerry Nadler, Deborah Glick, Brad Hoylman, Scott Stringer, and Carolyn Maloney. Keen gave her report, saying she was stunned at how happy everyone was with her, and stating the electeds know VID is an important club because we have petitioned for them all. She said instead of getting a golden parachute, she received a […]