Sep 202016
 
Bakes and Buttons Support Buses to PA

Every Wednesday and Saturday bakes and buttons support buses to PA. The VID is sending buses with volunteers to Pennsylvania every Saturday from now until, and including, Election Day. If you cannot go the bus route, you can contribute to the cause in another way. Bakes and Buttons will be our tabling effort for the next weeks on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  We will be selling homemade baked goods, Hillary buttons, registering people to vote and recruiting volunteers for our buses.   Schedule Abingdon Square, opposite the Farmer’s Market Saturday, September 24 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 1 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 8 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 15 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 22 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 29 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, November 5 10-12 12-2PM Park at Seventh Avenue between 11 and 12 streets Wednesday, September 28 12:30 to 2:30 2:30 to 4 Wednesday, October 5 12:30 to 2:30 2:30 to 4 […]

Sep 062016
 
Let's Keep Pennsylvania Blue

JOIN THE FIGHT TO KEEP PENNSYLVANIA BLUE Help Democrats Get Out The Vote in a Battleground State New Yorkers have a wonderful opportunity to help a battleground state elect Democrats to the Presidency, Senate and House of Representatives in 2016. Every week from mid-September to Election Day, Democrats from New York will work with our neighbors in the KeyStone State to build support for Hillary Clinton for President; Katie McGinty for the U.S. Senate, and Rick Daugherty for Congress (15th CD). We’ll go door to door, house to house, and community to community to register and poll voters and encourage them to support Democrats. We’ve made similar efforts in past elections with great success. But it’s never been more important than it is now. Volunteers will travel by bus from New York City to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and neighborhoods in Philadelphia every Saturday: September 17 and 24; October 1, 8, […]

Sep 042016
 

The September 2016 Meeting and Action Agenda Thursday, September 8, 2016 St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex 83 Christopher Street 6: 30 PM President’s Report–Nadine Hoffmann District Leader’s Report–Keen Berger Campaign Committee Report–Tony Hoffmann/Ed Yudkowitz/Erik Coler Buses to Pennsylvania Assembly race campaign by VID–Erik Coler  Special Presentation— Forum:  The Future of Healthcare in Downtown Manhattan     Moderator–Alison Greenberg Panelists- Judy Wessler–Fmr. Director, Commission on the Public’s Health System Rep. from Beth Israel Update on Candles for Clemency–Tony Hoffmann New Business ___________________________________________________________ Primary Day Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Polls Open 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM If you’re interested in being a paid poll worker contact District Leader Keen Berger at keen5@ix.netcom.com  VID’s Endorsed Slate New York State Senate Brad Hoylman New York State Assembly Deborah Glick New York State Committeeman Ben Yee Judicial Delegates (Vote for all six) Maureen Remacle Jeanne Kazel Wilcke Jennifer Hoppe Norma Ramirez David J. Karlin Cormac Flynn 

Sep 042016
 
July 2016 General Membership Meeting

At the July 2016 General Membership Meeting –  Campaigning, Election Updates, NYS Clemency and Election Reform  VID General Meeting Minutes_July-2016 President Nadine Hoffmann opened the July 2016 General Membership Meeting by thanking everyone for the great job they did in petitioning.  Alison Greenberg is putting together an interesting Health Forum, rescheduled for the September meeting.  The VID put together their first official filing under the new tax rules.  Thanks to member David Saperstein, we’re up to date.  Frieda Bradlow will be home from Village Care Wednesday. Highlights Greater NYC for Change will be honoring State Senator Brad Hoylman at a free July 18 meet and greet at PS 450. Campaign buses to Pennsylvania for Hillary will begin on Saturday, September 17, and every Saturday until the election, leaving from Union Square at 8 am and returning at 9 pm.  There will be a $15 charge per person with some other […]