Jul 222019
 
July 2019 General Meeting

The July 2019 General Meeting covered planning for Primaries, affordable housing, the recount in Queens, the proposed 45 story prison construction at 124 White Street…and pidgeon kidnapping. President David Siffert opened the July 2019 General Meeting by citing the successful Primary, in which Jen Hoppe won the District Leader position unopposed, and the Judicial Delegates also won unopposed.  Among his announcements: A Judicial Candidates Forum in Soho on August 5,  set up for the delegates, but anyone is welcome to attend.  A call to attend  the July 12 protest of the border camps, at Broadway and Reade Streets The VID picnic on July 17 at Hudson River Park The Andy Kim fundraiser on July 19 at Frieda Bradlow’s house. Our new District Leader, Jen Hoppe announced she had been in Queens helping with the Tiffany Caban recount.  She said Democratic Socialists of America and other groups had done a tremendous […]

Oct 012018
 
August 2018 Meeting

August 2018 Meeting Featured Updates from Congressman Jerry Nadler and Covered Primary Plans, Immigration, Environment and Gun Reform President Erik Coler opened the August 2018 Meeting with a request to insert the Immigration Resolution into the Agenda after the Committee Reports.  This was unanimously approved along with the rest of the Agenda.  He then announced there would be no September meeting as Primary Day falls on the normal second Thursday of the month and that that the County Committee meeting would most likely be held in the last week of August, according to Ben Yee. Keen Berger’s District Leader Report covered the race for Civil Court Judge by Robert Rosenthal, the VID endorsed candidate.  Sheshe asked for volunteers. Nat Johnson gave the Environmental Committee Report next, filling us in on the planned tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Center on September 20.  The club is selling $3 reusable bags.  Styrofoam […]

Nov 012017
 
Voter Guide -Nov. 7, 2017

VID is now distributing the Nov 7, 2017 Voter Guide Please help VID give out Voter Guide cards on Election Day. You can dowload the full Voter Guide HERE If you have a couple of hours to spare you can make a difference. We need to defeat ballot proposal #1 calling for a NY State constitutional convention (see attached palm card).   The most important hours are 7-9 AM & 5-7 PM but anytime is good.   Contact VID’s campaign chairs if you are available to hand out our palm cards on Election Day: Tony Hoffmann Laurie Hardjowirogo   You can pick up palm cards at VID Headquarters, 26 Perry St., at the following times: Thurs. 11/2 – 6-7:30 PM Sat. 11/4 – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Mon. 11/6 – 6:00-7:30 PM Tues. 11/7 – 7-9: AM; 4-7 PM Don’t forget to check your POLL SITE LOCATION

May 192016
 
Endorsed by VID in 2016

Eight Candidates Endorsed by VID for 2016 Federal and State Races With three separate primaries in New York, it’s been a busy year in politics.  Here’s our roster: Hillary Clinton-President Charles Schumer – Senate Jerry Nadler-Congress, 10th CD Carolyn Maloney- Congress,12th CD Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD   June 28th Congressional Primary Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION Application must be postmarked no later than June 3rd and received by a board of elections no later than June 8th to be eligible to vote in the Primary. IN PERSON REGISTRATION You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the Congressional Primary, your application must be received no later than June 3rd. CHANGE […]