Apr 302017
 
UPDATE:  Candidates Night Round 2

Candidates Night Round 2 features Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, District Attorney and Manhattan Borough President Candidates On Tuesday, May 2nd Candidates Night Round 2 will occur at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. beginning at 6:30 PM. Co-Sponsored by Village Independent Democrats, The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democrats, CODA, Chelsea Reform Democratic Club and DID this forum follows the very successful first round which included candidates for City Council. Candidates Attending: Mayoral Candidates Sal Albanese Bill De Blasio Robert Gangi Michael Tolkin Public Advocate David C. Eisenbach Leticia James NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Manhattan Borough President […]

Apr 302017
 
Curbside Composting Pickup Resolution

At the April 13th General Meeting VID passed a Curbside Composting Pickup Resolution  VID agrees with the New York City Department of Sanitation program for collecting food scraps, spoiled food, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings and plants – collectively known as organics or organic waste. This waste comprising almost one-third of the waste that the NYC Department of Sanitation collects when composted can enrich and not damage our environment, as well as saving the City money on landfill costs. New York City will be contributing to the “zero waste” to landfills by 2030 policy. The full curbside composting pickup resolution calls […]

Apr 282017
 
VID Celebrates 60 Years

At a well-attended April 27th event, VID Celebrates 60 Years. We recall words on VID’s history from Ed Gold: The club’s formation flowed from the disappointment in the 1956 presidential election when Adlai Stevenson, the hero of reform-minded Democrats, was routed once more by the war hero Dwight Eisenhower, while receiving only lukewarm support from the dominant old-line Tamawa Club in the Village, where DeSapio called the shots. A group of dejected Stevensonians from the Village Stevenson campaign gathered in late 1956 or early 1957 and decided the Village deserved better than Tammany leadership. –  Ed Gold. The Villager and The Downtown Express, […]

Apr 202017
 
VID Moves Progressive Agendas

VID Moves Progressive Agendas with a host of initiatives At the April 13th meeting, President Erik Coler, Voter Outreach Chairs Tony Hoffmann and Laurie Hardjowirago and Environment Committee Chair confirmed that VID moves progressive agendas. Nat Johnson, of the Environmental Committee, reported on their three major projects: One is the VID Resolution passed by the Executive Committee promoting curbside compost pickup.  He read this to the membership and it was passed unanimously. Second is a thank-you letter to the Governor for forming the plastic bag recycle task force.  He said Cuomo had proposed an energy initiative to build renewable energy […]