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Mar 192017

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 […]

Mar 112017

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 […]

Active Committees


Village Independent Democrats have seven active Committees that focus outreach, events, forums, and upon building constituencies within every major topic.  We have created pages for most of them which you can access in the drop-down menu. But here is a list of all of them with links to our archive of their activities.  Campaign Committee Environment Committee Executive Committee Fund Raising Committee Housing Committee Small Business Committee Technology Committee  

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  When it comes to housing, VID has long championed the fight to preserve and to build new affordable housing.   This year we have formed an Affordable Housing Committee, chaired by VID President Erik Coler, that meets regularly with the purpose of protecting rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants. Additionally VID conducts a Housing Clinic every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at 26 Perry St. with volunteer attorneys and housing rights experts. Are you interested in joining the Housing Committee?  Do […]

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