May 252018
Special Endorsement Meeting

VID Special Endorsement Meeting May 29th There will be a General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8 pm LOCATION: Greenwich House – 27 Barrow St (4th Floor) We will be holding a special endorsement meeting for the remaining candidates for the VID petitions. A. Female District leader 66A     – New York requires that since the election was held by the county committee that the following year a primary must be held for the position. B. Alternate Judicial Delegate    – One of our alternate Judicial Delegates is not eligible to run in a Democratic Primary.  We need to select a replacement. C. County Wide Judge       – The candidate we endorsed, Grace Park, dropped out so we will need to replace her. Agenda 1. Adoption of the Agenda  2. Endorsement of the following positions              i. Female District Leader – 66th Part A   […]

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May 182018
VID 2018 Endorsements

After well-attended Candidates Forums on February 8th and May 7th, VID 2018 endorsements backed… With an interesting array of new (and yet to be decided) contenders for NYS offices, VID decided a little rattling was in order.  With a 17 vote margin, Cynthia Nixon won the Club’s endorsement with another 15 members voting for no endorsement.  See NY Post coverage. The full endorsement roster now covers the following candidates for Federal, State and Judicial candidates: Cynthia Nixon,  for Governor Kathy Hochul,  for Lt. Governor Kirsten Gilibrand for US Senator Jerry Nadler for the 10th Congressional District Carolyn Maloney for the 12th Congressional District Tom DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller Brian Kavanaugh for NYS 26th Senate District Brad Hoylman for the NYS 27th Senate District Liz Kruger for the NYS 28th Senate District Deborah Glick for the NYS 66th Assembly District Grace Park and Shahabuddeen Ally for County-Wide Court Frank Nervo for Civil […]

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May 012018
NYS Candidates Forum

VID hosting a NYS Candidates Forum on Monday, May 7th At PS 41 116 West 11th St. Doors Open at 6:30 PM First Speaker at 6:45 PM Hear Candidates Running for: Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General State Comprtoller   The NYS Candidates Forum is co-hosted by:  Coalition for a District Alternative (CODA); Downtown Independent Democrats (DID); Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club; Grand Street Democrats; Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats; Gramercy Stuyvesant Democrats; and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.   UPDATE:  May 10th – The Pictures

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