Jun 092016
 
Petitioning

VID Petitioning Kickoff Breakfast, Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street, Lower Lever The VID began petitioning to get our endorsed NYS candidates – Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD; Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD; Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th and Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD – on the ballot Tuesday, June 7th.  On Thursday, June 9th petitions will be available at the VID General Membership Meeting at 83 Christopher Street.  On Saturday, June 11 petitions will be available at the kickoff breakfast (compliments of Assemblywoman Deborah Glick) at our 26 Perry St. headquarters from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.  All petitioners are invited. The following week VID headquarters will be open Monday-Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. As part of VID’s effort to get our endorsed candidates elected VID will simultaneously do a major push to get our congressional candidates, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, re-elected.  Primary Day […]

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Mar 242015
 
Small Business Survival Gets More Spin

At VID’s March 12th  General Meeting Small Business Survival received more attention. VID member Sharon Woolums, one of the organizers of the  March 5th Forum and Steve Null, Founder of the Coalition to Save New York Small Businesses spoke more about organizing communities on behalf of the Small Business Survival Act which has lingered in the New York City Council for more than two decades. Since the well-attended forum, co-sponsored by VID and The Villager, small business survival has been featured in many headlines, the latest from Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, who recently released a study on the state of NYC small businesses and then held a Press Conference at the Halal Guys restaurant on the Upper West Side on March 23rd, to endorse a proposal that would mandate mediation between landlords and commercial tenants.  The Borough President’s proposal differs some from the Small Business Survival Act stuck in City […]

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Oct 302014
 
VID Endorsements for Nov. 4th, 2014

VID Endorsements for Nov 4 Election, Candidates and Propositions US Congress: 10th District:  Jerrold Nadler US Congress: 12th District:  Carolyn Maloney   Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick   Senate- 27th District: Brad Hoylman Governor – Howard Hawkins   Lieutenant Governor:  Brian Jones Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli   Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman Supreme Court:  Milton A. Tingling and Kathryn E. Freed Civil Court: Louis Nock and Arlene Bluth Proposal Number 1 – NO an Amendment: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure The proposed amendment to sections 4 and 5 and addition of new section 5-b to Article 3 of the State Constitution revises the redistricting procedure for state legislative and congressional districts.   Proposal Number 2 – YES an Amendment: Permitting Electronic Distribution of State Legislative Bills  The proposed amendment to section 14 of Article 3 of the State Constitution would allow electronic distribution of a state legislative bill to satisfy the constitutional requirement that a bill be printed and on the desks of state legislators at […]

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Oct 272014
 
Miriam Friedlander Way

Councilmember Rosie Mendez worked hard over the last five years to find a proper public statement for the work and accomplishments of a progressive advocate many of us knew well, Miriam Friedlander.   On Sunday, October 19th on the Southeast Corner of 6th St. and Second Avenue there was a street co-naming ceremony and reception.  Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, former Senator Tom Duane, former Councilmember Margarita Lopez, VID members Tony Hoffmann, Katharine Wolpe, and Frieda Bradlow,  joined Councilmember Rosie Mendez in naming Miriam Friedlander Way Friedlander was the outspoken, firebrand Democrat who represented the East Village and Lower East Side in the City Council during some of the area’s most turbulent years, from 1974 to 1991, and died at New York University Medical Center on Sun., Oct. 4, 2009, at 95. A political figure who evoked passionate reactions from her admirers and detractors alike, she  is best remembered […]

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