NEW LEADERS FOR NEW ERA AT VENERABLE VILLAGE POLITICAL CLUB With a nod to our past but looking to the future, Village Independent Democrats, the oldest progressive club in New York City, elected 25-year-old Erik Coler as our youngest president ever. His election took place at VID’s December general meeting. At the same meeting, Laurie Hardjowirogo, Jennifer Hoppe, and Barbara Reuther were elected as vice presidents for the coming year. “The Village Independent Democrats has a storied history,” says Coler. “For nearly 60 years, this club has fought for human rights and dignity, for the integrity of our city’s political […]
General Membership Meeting The next General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 Will Include Five Resolutions Agenda 6:30pm – Adoption of the Agenda 6:35pm – President’s Reports 6:40pm – Elected Official Reports Keen Berger Arthur Schwartz Ben Yee 7:00pm – Committee Reports Environmental Housing Out-of-District Elections Gun Reform Campaign Education Animal Advocacy 7:30pm – Resolutions […]
March 2, 2019 Proclaimed Keen Berger Day It is hard to imagine gathering petitions, pamphleting outside poll locations, hearing reports from the grassroots of the 66th Assembly District, Part A or marching into a County Committee Meeting without the presence of Keen Berger, who announced last month her wish to hand the batton to new talent. Though we don’t expect her to abandon her fervor or presence in marches and sit-ins for women’s rights, immigration reform, voting rights or any of the other issues she has championed with and for VID. Saturday’s celebration came first among some very special and […]
The Feb 14 General Meeting Passed two Resolutions, Endorsed Two Judicial Candidates, Endorsed Candidate for Female District Leader for the 65th AD and Elected Judicial Delegates. Whew! An epic Feb 14th General Meeting began with VID President David Siffert addressing Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget rule affecting grassroots organizations, requiring anyone giving over $500 to register as a lobbyist. He said we needed to be together and organized, and mentioned that Deborah Glick and Brad Hoylman were against it, and we needed to work with Deborah. David introduced the Resolution in Support of Public Financing of Elections, which passed 26 in […]
VID’s Gun Reform Committee joined families, gun prevention advocates, and legislators for the signing of the NYS Red Flag Gun Law. Congratulations to all who fought for it. This is a huge win! Debra Sherman and Allison Stowell co-chair VID’s Gun Reform Committee, whose next meeting is on Tuesday, March 5th from 7-8:30PM at the VID Clubhouse, 26 Perry St.
VID’s 62nd Gala is set for May 2nd. SAVE THE DATE Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 6:00 – 9:00PM Tio Pepe 168 West 4th StreetNew York, NY 10014
Let the Endorsements Begin… We’d like to congratulate VID’s endorsed candidates: Robert Rosenthal and Ashlee Crawford for Civil Court Judge, Jennifer Hoppe for Female District Leader, Jennifer Hoppe, Allison Stowell, Irene Kaufman, Jonathan Geballe, and Judith Jacobson for Judicial Delegates, and Elissa Stein, Karla Moskowitz, Kathy Slawinski, Ed Yutkowitz, and Lois Rakoff for Judicial Alternates. In addition to the elections, VID passed two resolutions. The first was in support of public financing of elections and can be found here. The second outlined our legislative priorities for the year. It is quite long, and can be found here (as amended).