Jan 172018
 
DACA First

DACA First…Contact Your Elected Leaders Village Independent Democrats urges support of DACA first.   We stand with elected officials, law enforcement professionals, faith and civic leaders in supporting Dreamers and DACA recipients.  We recognize their enormous positive and productive role in our communities, and their contributions to our schools, workplaces, and shared prosperity as a nation. Here’s our message.  Copy and send,liberally, to:  Congress Member Jerold Nadler  Sen Charles Schumer,  Congress Member Carolyn Maloney Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Dear Congressman Nadler, Village Independent Democrats stands with elected officials, law enforcement professionals, faith and civic leaders in supporting Dreamers and DACA recipients.  We recognize their enormous positive and productive role in our communities, and their contributions to our schools, workplaces, and shared prosperity as a nation.   Since June 2012, nearly 800,000 young people who came to the United States as children have passed background checks and received permission to live and work in America.  Through DACA, they have […]

May 082016
 

VID’s April Membership Meeting covered petitioning results, Candles for Clemency, the AIM Pipeline, 45 Rivington St. AND endorsements for NYS candidates. MINUTES The meeting opened with a reminder from President Nadine Hoffmann about the Hillary fundraiser on May 12 cosponsored by Renee Feinberg at 303 Mercer.  A vote was taken to support the Washington Square Park Music Festival fundraiser on May 8 at the Greenwich Village Music School.  Nadine further reported that former member and supporter Marilyn Appelson remembered VID in her will. Tony Hoffmann of the Campaign Committee thanked everyone who participated in the petitioning effort reporting that VID had secured 700 signatures for Jerrold Nadler, more, he thought, than any other club. A hundred signatures were secured for Carolyn Maloney.  On other business, Tony shared that The Candles for Clemency campaign was thinking about sending a few people to the Governor’s house in Mt. Kisco to picket on […]

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 […]

Mar 272014
 
Let the 2014 Petitioning Begin...

2014 Petitioning season began on March 8th for the Congressional Primary and continues through April 5th.  VID is supporting incumbents Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. State primary petitioning will begin in June.  Stay in touch with Campaign Chair, Ed Yutkowitz, at eddieny@aol.com .