Mar 312017
 
Endorsement Meeting April 13th

General Membership & Endorsement Meeting Thursday, April 13th, 6:30 pm St. John’s Lutheran Church 83 Christopher St. 1.  President’s Report 2.  Elected Officials 3.  District Leaders 4.  Committee Reports    Voter Reform Committee – Laurie Hardjowirogo    Environmental Committee – Nat Johnson    Gala Committee – Nadine Hoffmann / Nancy Shamban    Campaign Committee – Tony Hoffmann & Laurie Hardjowirogo    Affordable Housing – Erik Coler 5. Endorsement of City Council & District Leaders     City Council District 1     City Council District 2     City Council District 3     __________________     District Leaders – 66th AD, Part A 6.  New Business 7.  Adjournment —– RULES FOR ENDORSEMENTS OF CANDIDATES Each City Council Race will be provided with 15 mins of total discussion. – One minute per person to speak in favor of voting in favor of a candidate, against a candidate, or no endorsement for the race […]

Mar 252017
 
Should You Be Rent Stabilized?

There are Three Simple Steps to Find Out If You Live in a Rent Stabilized Apartment Here’s how to find out if you are rent stabilized. 1.  Request your Rent History  You can get your rental history from the New York Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) you can do so by… Going to the website www.AmIRentStabilized.com and requesting your history Calling the DHCR and requesting a rental history (212) 480 – 6700 2.  Receive your Rent History The DHCR will send you your apartment’s Rental History. Your landlord will never be notified of the request for your history 3.  Bring to our Community Meeting Bring your Rental History to the Community Meeting on April 11th, Tuesday, April 11th @ 6:30pm, at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – 1 Clarkson St. (Top floor – Community Room)  MAP OR contact us directly and we will walk you through the process – President@VillageDemocrats.Org […]

Mar 192017
 
Call to Defeat New 421a Legislation

We need your help this Monday, March 20th.  Call your representatives to defeat new 421a legislation. You will find their numbers below;  tell them that you are against the proposed renewal of 421a. The 421-a tax break benefits developers of luxury housing and provides little affordable housing.  We object to 421-a causing the loss of government funds that could be better used on housing programs that provide more affordable housing and better maintenance for public housing. We oppose the proposal to extend these 421-a tax breaks to 35 years when previously they were 10 to 25 years. A thorough analysis can be found at ANHD,  Let your representative know that we are asking them to defeat new 421a legislation!  Gov. Cuomo 518-474-8390 Mayor de Blasio 212-788-6960 City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito 212-788-7210 or 212-788-6960 Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie 518-455-3791 Senate Majority Leader John Flanigan 518-455-2071 

Mar 112017
 
VID on the Move....

VID on the Move with Voter Outreach, Environmental Action, Restoring Rent-Stabilized Tenants and our Club’s Flag atop Kilimangaro VID on the move in another active week for Democrats.  Members have stepped up with energetic Committee initiatives on Voter Outreach, Campaigns, Environmental Action and a very aggressive move to restore J51 tenant’s rent-stabilized status.  There is a full report from Laurie Hardjowirogo on the Voter Outreach Committee page.  Currently the focus is on 19th Congressional District (Dutchess County) where Republican, John Faso will be running for re-election.  Please note the dates on the calendar when you can assist in turning New York’s 19th Congressional District blue.   The Campaign Committee is holding its first meeting Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 6:30 PM at 26 Perry Street.  The agenda will address Candidate Nights, the first is scheduled for April 5th, 2017; Club Endorsement nights. April 13th and May 11th, 2017; County Committee candidates and […]