Apr 032015
Awards Gala_Hoppe&LeBouf

Jenn Hoppe and Josh Duboff again spearhead Gala preparations this year.

VID Celebrates its 58th year with an Awards Gala

A highlight in the spring season of NYC politics, VID’s 58th Annual fête  promises no less in 2015.  The Spring Forward Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Tio Pepe Restaurant, at 168 West 4th St.

Honors will go to Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu for bringing progressive values to the ballot and challenging the Democratic status quo.  Receiving honors for the fight for a living wage for all workers will be Shantel Walker, on behalf of Fast Food Forward.

Among those sponsoring the event are NYS Committee Member Rachel Lavine & Roberta Kaplan, Esq.; Hon. Keen Berger; Hon Tony Hoffmann & Hon Nadine Hoffman; Alec Pruchniki, M.D.; NYS Senator Brad Hoylman & David Sigal; NYS Assembly Member Deborah Glick; Hon Katharine Wolpe; Sam Jacob & Marcus Andrews; Irene Kaufman & Daniel Neiden; Kate Linker & Bernard Tschumi; Lois Rakoff and Marti Speranza.  NYS Assembly Member Richard Gottfried; NYS Assemblymember Keith L.T. Wright; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; City Council Member Margaret Chin; City Council Member Corey Johnson; City Council Member Rosie Mendez; Hon. Arthur Schwartz; Frieda Bradlow; Jim Fraser & Katherine Hanson;   Hal Friedman; Jonathan Geballe, Esq. & Karin Coonrod; Eli HausKnecht; Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; Ann Kjellberg; Al Lewis, M.D. & Ellen Petersen-Lewis; Burt Rosenberg and Annette Zaner.    The list is still in formation. 

If you’ve got any interest in progressive politics at all, you better grab your tickets quickly.
Click on the invite to purchase online Awards Gala-Invite

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May 272014

Petitioning Party Come join Deborah, Brad and the rest of the VID team for our petitioning party breakfast.  We’ll talk politics,  causes and distribute petitions.  After breakfast we will disburse throughout the Village and gather signatures for VID’s endorsed candidates.

Saturday, May 31st 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street

If you cannot join us for our petitioning party breakfast on May 31st,  the VID will be open every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:00-1:00 through July 3rd.  July 7th will be the last day to hand in petitions (the club will be open from 6:00-7:30 PM).

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Jun 152012
Brad Hoylman Candidate for NYS Senate 29th District

Brad Hoylman with contituents in Abingdon Square

Brad Hoylman endorsed for State Senate. VID held its endorsement meeting for the state Senate, hearing from three candidates: Tanika Inlaw (former president of Yonkers NAACP) and Thomas Greco (Jim Owles and McManus Democratic clubs) both spoke and took questions, as did VID’s own Brad Hoylman (District Leader and Community Board 2 Chairperson). The ballot count showed a resounding endorsement by VID for Brad Hoylman to fill the retiring Tom Duane’s Senate seat. Welcome aboard, Brad, and congratulations.

Now we have more motivation to fill our petitions with signatures: VID will hopefully have both an Assemblymember (Deborah Glick) and a Senator (Brad Hoylman) calling VID their “home club.” How many clubs can claim that honor?

June Meeting’s Featured Speaker. Our featured speaker was Shirley Gray from the Social Services Employees Union Local 371, accompanied by Doris Hernandez Murphy and John M. Land. The subject was Gov Cuomo’s proposal to put care of homebound seniors in the hands of HMO style healthcare providers under a program called Managed Care, essentially moving people from home care to nursing home facilities — and what would ensue if the often doctor-prescribed and desired home care is curbed.

Save the Date:  Next VID General Meeting will be on July 12th

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Jun 062012

7:30 P. M.


  1.  District Leader Reports
  2. Campaign Committee Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Speaker-Ms. Shirley Gray-Representative from Social Services Employees Union Local 371- Discussion of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to put care for homebound seniors in the hands of HMO style healthcare providers under a program called Managed Care.
  5.  Candidate’s Forum-29th State Senate District – State Senator Tom Duane has announced that he is not running for re-election.  Since we had previously endorsed him, we will now meet to endorse a candidate for his 29th State Senate District.  Candidates will have the opportunity to address VID’s membership and answer questions.
  6. Endorsement for State Senate-29th State Senate District.

Refreshments will be provided.

1-The Newsletter is in the process of being written.  Please send any pieces of information you would like included to Nadine Hoffmann at citywoman17@gmail.com

          2- Petitions for VID endorsed candidates will be distributed at the meeting

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