Jun 272018
June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting

June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting Votes on Endorsement for NYS Attorney General June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes The June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting began with presentations from three candidates for the NYS Attorney General position:  Leecia Eve, Tish James, and Christine Gonzalez, speaking for Zephyr Teachout.  After this, and a general discussion of the candidates, James won the endorsement with 23 votes, with Teachout second with 13, Maloney (?) 1, Eve 1, and one no endorsement. The June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting continued with Rachel Lavine, State Committeewoman, who opened her remarks by telling us she seconded Zephyr Teachout for AG at the NYS Democratic Committee Convention.  She and others founded the NY Progressive Caucus a couple of years ago, and it is now the largest caucus.  They have accomplished a lot of things, among them, that the State Committee can no longer funnel donations, and won’t support any candidate […]

Jun 052018
Petitioning Kickoff Brunch June 9th

REMINDER VID Petitioning Kickoff Brunch Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon 26 Perry Street Lower Level  Eat a bagel and a schmear Drink a cup of coffee Meet your friends Speak with your elected officials Pick up your petitions Fan out in the neighborhood with other VIDers to petition   Petitioning officially begins on June 5.  You can get a head start by picking up your petitions on Tuesday, June 5 at the Club, 26 Perry Street, Lower Level, from 6:oo to 7:30.  Then you can come to the Brunch on Saturday and just eat!  Here is the schedule to pick up and drop off petitions:   Tuesday,   June 5  —  6 to 7:30 Thursday, June 7 –   6 to 7:30 Saturday,  June 9 –  10:00 to 12:00 Noon    (The Brunch) Monday,    June  11 –6 to 7:30 Thursday, June 14—At the VID General Membership Meeting                                                              6:30 […]

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Jun 012018
May 2018 Membership Meeting

The May 2018 Membership Meeting Focused on NYS and Judicial Endorsements May 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes Erik Coler congratulated everyone for the great job done on the Candidates Forum on Monday. After reviewing the endorsement rules, Erik Coler, President, asked for a motion to allow the Executive Committee to endorse for the AG position in the fall. It was asked and approved.  The May 2018 Membership Meeting then went on to the business at hand. Frank Nervo, former VID member and President, made his presentation for the 1st Judicial District. He was endorsed, 38 votes to 2 no endorses. Comptroller Tom Dinapoli was endorsed 35 to 2 no endorses. He had spoken previously at the Forum, and was not present. Liz Krueger, candidate for the 28th District State Senate seat, was not present but was endorsed 36 to 3 no endorses. For the 2nd Judicial District, three candidates were present, […]